Category Archive: books

Favorite Books: Of a Feather

As much trouble as I have identifying birds using an array of binoculars, guidebooks, apps, and websites, I am particularly awed by the people who first explored North America and identified its birds… Continue reading

Lists and Life Studies

I am not the most alert birder in the world.  We used to live about an hour south of Houston, in Sugar Land, and now we live an hour and a half to… Continue reading

Armchair Homesteading

I love to read books about homesteaders and their adventures.  One of my favorites, Ruffles on my Longjohns, was written by Isabel Edwards, about the life she and her husband led living far… Continue reading

The Sapsucker

Usually I only see Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers in the shade as they make their way quickly around the trees, but this male stayed out in the sunshine eating persimmons, long enough for me to… Continue reading

Favorite Nature Writers – Anna Botsford Comstock

About nine years ago, I came across The Handbook of Nature Study in a used book store.  It was a 937-page book about teaching children how to study nature.  This edition was from… Continue reading

They Knew in 1862

I bought some old Punch magazines at an estate sale, and in reading through them, I have found interesting editorials and repeated pleas for people to stop killing birds, if for no other… Continue reading