Reflecting back on the first 25 years of the Florida Audubon Society, President Hiram Byrd described its early founders "a little group of people who had a vision for the future." In particular, Byrd noted that Clara Dommerich, at whose home the first meeting was held in 1900, was "probably the leading spirit in the movement, but as so frequently happens in this world of affairs, the hand that presses the button is not seen."1
Poole, Leslie Kemp
"The Women of the Early Florida Audubon Society: Agents of History in the Fight to Save State Birds,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 85:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol85/iss3/4