- Folks from around the twitterverse were encouraged to contribute and ask questions via #Martha100. The chat featured Helen James, Curator in Charge of the Division of Birds at NMNH and Martin Kalfatovic, program director of BHL, who contributed for their respective organizations.
- — Martin Kalfatovic (@UDCMRK)Tue, Sep 02 2014 13:30:05
- At 2pm EST we kicked off the chat:
- — SmithsonianLibraries (@SILibraries)Tue, Sep 02 2014 18:02:05
- Questions, answers and discussion started rolling.
- Martha and the passenger pigeon:
- — Rick Wright (@birdernewjersey)Tue, Sep 02 2014 18:03:46
- — SmithsonianLibraries (@SILibraries)Tue, Sep 02 2014 18:11:07#Martha100 Band-tailed pigeons are the closest relatives to passenger pigeons. The common city pigeon is more distantly related
- — SmithsonianLibraries (@SILibraries)Tue, Sep 02 2014 18:40:44This article from @SmithsonianMag says 75% of species extinct in next century: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-many-species-can-we-find-they-disappear-forever-180950184/ … #Martha100
- — Rick Wright (@birdernewjersey)Tue, Sep 02 2014 18:37:03
On September 2nd, 2014, the day after the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, the Smithsonian Libraries (@SILibraries), National Museum of Natural History (@NMNH) and Biodiversity Heritage Library (@BioDivLibrary) hosted a twitterchat in honor of Martha.