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Liz Day

June 09, 1960 - September 04, 2015

In Memory of Liz Day

Liz Day

Of Indianapolis, Indiana died on Friday, September 4, 2015 at age 55 when she was hit by a car that veered off Cold Spring Road on to the sidewalk where she was bird watching near Velodrome Park in Indianapolis. She was born Elizabeth Howes Day in Wilmington, Delaware and grew up in Hinsdale, Illinois where she developed a lifelong interest in birding and conservation. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Conservation and Resource Studies and completed her Master's at the University of Illinois in Chicago where she studied bumblebee pollination.

She was a passionate birder since childhood and an expert in bird song recognition. She was an active participant in bumblebee and native plant conservation and developed an identification key for Midwestern bumblebee species and documented their shrinking ranges. In addition to her lifelong commitment to conservation, she was an avid gardener and Gesneriad Enthusiast.

Liz was a member of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society, the Indiana Audubon Society, the National Audubon Society, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the Illinois Ornithological Society, and the Entomological Society, and the Entomological Society of America. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. She is survived by her mother, Holliday (Holly) Day of Indianapolis, a sister, Susan Day of Blacksburg Virginia, and a niece and nephew, Camilla and Gillous Harris, also of Blacksburg

Funeral Information

Services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 11th. 2015

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