Great Possessions

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Wooster Book Co

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Reading Great Possessions is like taking a walk around David Kline's Amish farm with him in every season. Through his simple, elegant prose, Kline conveys the joy and splendor of not only observing the natural world on his small farm, but of actually participating in nature's perennial cycle. Kline and his family and brethren go beyond simply coexisting with nature; they become stewards, shepherds, and ultimately advocates for the gracefulness of working the land. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Winter Visitorsp. 5
A Winter Walkp. 10
Sugaring Timep. 14
Listing Birdsp. 19
Woodpeckersp. 25
Arctic Migrantp. 30
Night Huntersp. 33
Hunger Moonp. 38
Sassafrasp. 43
Wings of Spring: The Canada Goosep. 49
The Horned Larkp. 53
Wetland Musicp. 57
Woodland Jewelsp. 62
A Spring Walkp. 66
The Thrushesp. 71
Swallowsp. 75
Of Warblers and Mushroomsp. 83
Flying Scavengersp. 93
Batsp. 97
Hayland Birdsp. 101
In Praise of Fencerowsp. 106
The Railsp. 111
The Upland Sandpiperp. 115
Life in the Marshp. 118
The Wings of Summer Nightsp. 123
The World of Insectsp. 128
Butterfliesp. 134
The Waterfowl Flywaysp. 143
A Tall Oakp. 148
The Beauty of Woodp. 152
Autumn Colorsp. 158
Woodland Goldp. 162
The Return of a Nativep. 167
Autumn Hawk Flightsp. 173
Octoberp. 178
The Adaptable White-tailed Deerp. 182
The Mysteries of Migrationp. 186
Farewell to the Giantsp. 190
Beyond the Seasons
The American Chestnutp. 199
Aliensp. 203
XZ89p. 209
Extinct and Endangered Birdsp. 213
Planting for Wildlifep. 220
Winter Bird Feedingp. 225
Giving the Birds a Handp. 230
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