To the Editors:

William H. McNeill, in his excellent review essay “Goodbye to the Bison” [NYR, April 27], errs in placing the simulated prairie and decorative bison at Argonne National Laboratory. The prairie, and bison, were located within the circular accelerator path at the Fermi Laboratory, also near Chicago. Argonne National Laboratory, in the 1970s, began to construct a prairie, but it was not pursued; although an Environmental Research Division was established. Argonne had a herd of fallow deer, but no bison.

Robert P. McIntosh
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

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June 29, 2000