Other Life Forms
Human society is an important part of any urban ecological system, including National Mall and Memorial Parks. Understanding how human influences shape urban areas is critical to developing successful management plans directed at protecting and preserving the natural and cultural resources under the park's charge.
Did You Know?
President Wilson saw Lt. George Boyle off on the first U.S. air mail flight, which left from a field behind the present-day FDR Memorial. After going the wrong way for over 20 miles, Boyle crashed his Curtiss Jenny in a Maryland farm field. On his second attempt, Boyle crashed again. Though Boyle survived, he was not permitted a third attempt.