Lee J. Loomis

Date of Birth: June 17, 1896
Place of Birth: Maine, New York
Date of Death: March, 1979
Place of Death: Broome, New York

Born around 1898 in Maine, New York, just west of Binghamton, Lee spent a lot of time in the woods and developed an appreciation of nature. As an accomplished taxidermist, he was the only Federal and State licensed taxidermist in Broome County for many years. He received awards for his efforts in conservation and his mounts can be found at SUNY Broome Community College, The Waterman Conservation Center, Finch Hollow Nature Center, and Cornell University. He donated over 3,000 specimens to Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton, New York, 90% of which are birds. Lee’s philosophy is from a quote in 1976, “I do this for two reasons: I like to preserve wildlife for future generations and I love my work.” A lifelong resident of Broome County, Lee died in 1979.

The Lee JLoomis Collection at Finch Hollow Nature Center.