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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Wilson inspired many with his love of nature and more

Namesake of Brewton's nature park left a legacy of preservation


December 30, 2021

Joe Thomas

Dr. Wilson speaks at the park dedication ceremony

Edward O. Wilson spent many hours playing in the dirt and looking under logs in search of just about anything that moved or grew while growing up in Brewton. His love of nature, and especially his fascination with ants, led to a great career that included 46 years as a professor at Harvard and two Pulitzer Prizes for his books 'On Human Nature' and 'The Ants'.

His love of nature led to the city of Brewton preserving 100-plus acres of land on both sides of Burnt Corn Creek that was dedicated as the E.O. Wilson Nature Adventure Park in June, 2015.

Wilson, 92, died Sunday in Burlington, Mass.,...

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