Pilgrim at Tinker CreekPaperback - 2007
This work, a collection of essays on the natural world during a year spent in the Blue Ridge valley of Virginia, reflects the author's interactions with her wilderness surroundings. The author takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays "King of the Meadow" with a field of grasshoppers. It is an exploration into the nature of Nature, an attempt to discover the true character of the natural world around us.
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2007
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial modern classics ed
Copyright Date: ©1974
Branch Call Number: QH81 .D56 2007x
Characteristics: 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm