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Photo by: Amy Wolf

Location: Brown Co., WI

Date taken: May 19, 2001

Camera: Olympus CL 2500L digital camera

Dr. David A. Cofrin and Baltimore Oriole

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Bird banding at the Pt. au Sauble Nature Preserve was busier than usual on May 19th, with visits from Girl Scout Troop 294 from Ashwaubenon, a field trip sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, and a special visit from Dr. David A. Cofrin, retired surgeon from Gainesville, Florida, whose generosity has touched many thousands of lives in the Green Bay area and elsewhere. Gifts from Dr. Cofrin and his family, including the family of Dr. Cofrin's brother, the late John Cofrin, have established the Cofrin Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity. Among many other philanthropic efforts, Dr. Cofrin and his wife, Mary Ann Harn Cofrin, provided multi-million dollar contributions for the Weidner Center Performing Arts and for Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, a $20 million academic building that will house classrooms, faculty offices, and headquarters of the Cofrin Arboretum, Richter Museum of Natural History, and University Herbarium beginning in September, 2001.

Contributed by Bob Howe

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