While we can argue, as E.O. Wilson eloquently has, that a love for nature is innate in humans, it certainly doesn't hurt to have some extra guidance and inspiration. We want to celebrate those who have made a difference. The study of natural history, if not the state of nature itself, would be much the worse for the lack of these people. We'll profile each one here as time goes on. To get things rolling, the first five inductees into the Hall are listed here.
Henry David Thoreau