Did you know Cincinnati is famous for mycology? That’d be the study of fungi to those of you who weren’t beaten with Latin.
Curtis Gates Lloyd a man I truly would have loved to meet and hangout with in the woods. Of what I have read about him, he seemed completely enthralled with nature especially mushrooms. If he wasn’t exploring and cataloging new species of mushrooms, he was taking photographs or traveling to the next adventure.
I get a kick out of his irreverent tone that is on his monument at the Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area:
“Curtis G. Lloyd: Born in 1859 – Died 60 or more years afterwards – – The exact number of years, months, and days that he lived nobody knows and nobody cares,” and on the other side “Curtis G. Lloyd: Monument erected in 1922 by himself, for himself, during his life to gratify his own vanity – – What fools these mortals be.”
After his death in 1926, his body was cremated and the ashes were spread over the property per his request.