By Henry David Thoreau; Geoff Wisner (ed.)
Illustrated by means of Debby Cotter Kaspari
a number of the such a lot shiny writings within the well known magazine of Henry David Thoreau quandary creatures he stumbled on while rambling the fields, forests, and wetlands of harmony and within sight groups. A prepared and considerate observer, he wrote usually approximately those animals, continually delicate to their mysteries and deeply appreciative in their attractiveness and individuality. no matter if serenading the perch of Walden Pond together with his flute, chasing a loon around the water’s floor, staring at a conflict among black and crimson ants, or accomplishing a conflict of wits together with his family’s runaway pig, Thoreau penned his magazine entries with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic.
This quantity, like its better half Thoreau’s Wildflowers, is prepared by way of the times of the yr, following the development of the turning seasons. a range of his unique sketchbook drawings is integrated, besides thirty-five beautiful illustrations by means of naturalist and artist Debby Cotter Kaspari.
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Very slow—I hardly have to run to keep up with it. It has a long tail which it regularly erects when I come too near and prepares to discharge its liquid. It is white at the end of the tail—and the hind head—and a line on the front of the face. The rest black—except the flesh-colored nose (and I think feet). The back is more arched and the fore and hind feet nearer together than in my sketch. It tried repeatedly to get into the wall—and did not show much cunning. Finally it steered, apparently, for an old skunk or woodchuck hole under a wall four rods of, and got into it—or under the wall at least, for it was stopped up.
Brown’s pond in the woods. They are remarkably timid and shy—had their noses and eyes out, croaking, but all ceased, dove and concealed themselves before I got within a rod of the shore. Stood perfectly still amid the bushes on the shore before one showed himself. Finally five or six and all eyed me—gradually approached me within three feet to reconnoiter and though I waited about half an hour would not utter a sound nor take their eyes off me. Were plainly affected by curiosity. Dark brown—and some perhaps dark green about two inches long.
MARCH 4, 1854 What is that gray beetle [ribbed pine borer] of which I found many under the bark of a large dead white pine, ⅝ of an inch long, within an elliptical sort of log fort ⅞ of an inch or more in diameter piled around of fibers of the sap wood, perhaps ⅛ or of an inch high—with some red bark chankings? Sometimes a curious chrysalis instead like a very narrow and long bandbox with flat and parallel top and bottom, but highest at one end like a coffin. Also some white grubs stretch themselves, and some earwig-shaped creatures under the bark.