012 Nature, Notebooks, and Ambre's Roxaboxen Cemetery

Kelly Froisland & Hearthroom Press, Anna Botsford Comstock, Liberty Hyde Bailey

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Naturalists, authors, illustrators and other nature study and agriculturalist influencers from the turn of the century that Kelly covered in her fascinating history lesson:

  • Anna Botsford Comstock

  • Liberty Hyde Bailey

  • John Spenser

  • Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Books reviewed in this episode:

Featured books:

  • Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Comstock

  • The Nature Notebook Series by Anna Comstock

  • The Comstocks of Cornell―The Definitive Autobiography by Comstock edited by Karen Penders St. Clair

  • Creating New and Better Plants: Luther Burbank by Paul Bacon

  • Book on the Inklings still in process by John Hendrix of The Faithful Spy

  • Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola

  • Trees At Leisure by Anna Comstock

  • Jim Arnosky’s books- Secrets of a Wildlife Watcher, Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird-watching, Shore Walking, Sketching Outdoors in Autumn, Drawing Life in Motion, and others

  • We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines

  • Insects in their World by Su Zan N. Swain

  • The Story of Spiders by Dorothy Shuttlesworth Illustrated by Su Zan Noguchi Swain

  • Peterson Guides- the vintage illustrated copies

  • Creekfinding: A True Story by Jacqueline Briggs Martin illustrated by Claudia McGehee

  • Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran illustrated by Barbara Cooney

  • The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown

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