Individual Author Record
Name: May Theilgaard WattsPen Name: May Petrea Theilgaard Watts Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1893 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMay Watts grew up in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationMay began a teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse outside of the city. She attended college during the summer at the University of Chicago, where she studied botany and ecology with Henry Chandler Cowles. Watts graduated in 1918 as a Phi Beta Kappa.She has had the May T. Watts Nature Park in Highland Park, Illinois, and the May Watts Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois, named after her. Her house in Highland Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The May Theilgaard Watts Reading Garden of Morton Arboretum was named for her in 1963.
*''Reading the Landscapes of America'', Nature Study Guild Publishers, 1999*''Reading the Landscape of Europe'', Nature Study Guild Publishers , 2009