[Muir describes himself as] me the poetico-trampo-geologist-bot & ornith-natural etc etc ! ! !:;!
In that year  John Muir offered to buy from his brother ... a sanctuary for the wildflowers that had gladdened his youth. His brother declined to part with the land, but he could not suppress the idea: 1865 still stands in Wisconsin history as the birth-year of mercy for things natural, wild, and free.aldo leopold