Swarm Tree : Of Honeybees, Honeymoons, and the Tree of Life

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-05
  • Publisher: History Pr
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This lively collection by celebrated storyteller Doug Elliott will delight readers with its blend of natural history and heartfelt, hilarious takes on life. Whether tracking skunks, philosophizing over dung beetles or reading divine script on the back of a trout, Elliott brings a sense of wonder and humor to every story. His broad scientific and cultural knowledge of the Appalachians and beyond is a treasure. Dive deeply into the richness of the natural world, climb high into the tree of life and return-with amazing tales, humorous insights and deep spiritual truths. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Crossing Boundariesp. 9
Of Lurking Gators, Leaping Sunfish, Turkey Egg Omelets and Georgia Cops
Swarm Tree: The Day the Bees Fell on My Headp. 21
My Brief Career as a Migratory Beekeeper: On the Road with Half a Million Nectar-Sucking Virginsp. 29
Soul Food in a Southern Swamp: Of Bumming Fish and Crossing Boundariesp. 39
Honeybees in a Corporate World: Of Honeybees, Yippee Protesters and the Miliary Industrial Complexp. 47
Footprints in the Snow: On the Trail of the Creatorp. 55
Tickled by Trout: Of Good Ol' Boys, Fish Grabbing and the Handwriting of Godp. 67
Republicans in the Ramp Patch: Of Possums, Politics and Smelly Wild Onionsp. 79
The Hunt: Bambi Is Alive and Wellp. 87
Another Roadside Attraction: The Passionate Quest of the Butterfly Hitchhikersp. 99
Keep On the Grass: Of Lawns, Weeds and Wheat Fieldsp. 111
Way Down Yonder: Epiphany in the Pawpaw Patchp. 127
The Scarab and the Sacred Sphere: Of Dung Beetles and the Source of Lifep. 131
Of Ginseng, Golden Apples and the Rainbow Fish: Ancient Tales and Mountain Treasuresp. 139
Notesp. 157
Bibliographyp. 159
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