Albert W. Bussewitz -- "Buzzy" -- was born in Juneau, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Northwestern College (Watertown, WI). He was a former director of a number of Massachusetts Audubon sites including Moose Hill in Sharon, Stony Brook in Norfolk, and Rocky Knoll Nature Center in Milton, and served as the 17th president of the Thoreau Society (1970-1971). After his retirement from Massachusetts Audubon, he began his long association with the Arnold Arboretum, during which he photographed, gave lectures, lead tours and created exhibits. He was awarded Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council (1980), received the Richard D. Perkins Memorial Award from the Henry David Thoreau School of Wilderness Studies, and was honored by the Arboretum as Volunteer of the Year (1993).