In The Nocturnal Naturalist, she observes the wilderness from dusk to dawn, chronicling the four seasons with observations, reflections and discoveries. Illustrated with the author's own artwork, this book presents a world many of us miss.
Author: Cathy Johnson
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Venturing out into the night over a year, Cathy Johnson is rewarded with nature's bountiful activity. In The Nocturnal Naturalist, she observes the wilderness from dusk to dawn, chronicling the four seasons with observations, reflections and discoveries. Illustrated with the author's own artwork, this book presents a world many of us miss.
In this richly detailed narrative, naturalist Cathy Johnson recounts how she came to build a cabin in the Missouri wildness after stumbling upon a rustic pond one summer.
Author: Cathy Johnson
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Category: House & Home
In this richly detailed narrative, naturalist Cathy Johnson recounts how she came to build a cabin in the Missouri wildness after stumbling upon a rustic pond one summer. Scraping together their savings, she and her husband buy the pond and 18 acres of land-a glorious retreat where Johnson observes nature's astounding beauty.
There are three classes of these creatures , divided into diurnal , twilight and nocturnal flyers . The eyes of the nocturnal species are constructed something
like the owls , that is they are incapable of bearing the bright light of the sun . Any
The nocturnal animals then come forth. A monstrous hairy spider, five inches in
expanse, of a brown colour, with yellowish lines along its stout legs — which is
very common here, inhabiting broad tubular galleri e smoothly lined with silken
A second novelty was the taking eggs of the Owlet Night - jar and a nest and egg
of the Whitethroated Tree Creeper in the same hollow . It is a good plan to tap
hollow trees or stumps . By so doing a Night - jar was flushed from a hole not
These partially if not strictly nocturnal species are those that I have considered as
having the power to give out or utter a truly vocal sound , and they are the more
plainly colored species . The brilliant tints being of little or no use by night ...
night . In the barn the crickets grow more and more musical . It seems probable
that they feed and grow upon the hay . Grasshoppers are hissing in the hot
meadows as if the meadows were frying in the sunshine . In the night there is a
To ancient Naturalists , Bats were a subject of much perplexity . They were
ranked by them as birds ... With several of the nocturnal birds , they have
generally been considered as creatures of sad omen . In the Faerie Queen , we
read of The ill ...
I need hardly say it was an Otter . NOTES - ORNITHOLOGY . The Night - jar in
Cumberland . - I feel tempted to offer a few remarks on this interesting bird
suggested by Mr. Friend's notes , which appeared in the August issue of “ The Naturalist .
... or disorderly mass , where each must closely regulate his movements
according to the action of his immediate companions if he would avoid collision
and injury . Not only is this important in diurnal travels , but in the nocturnal
bivouac , and ...
Naturalist pseud, Edward WILSON (M.A., F.L.S.). TO THE BAT ... To ancient Naturalists , Bats were a subject of much perplexity . They were ... With several of the nocturnal birds , they have generally been considered as creatures of sad
I had frequently heard the pack in full cry at night . Had it been close at hand , the
sound might have proved terrifying to persons not gifted with an ear capable of
appreciating nature's majestic harmonies . To me , however , the nocturnal
Author: William Henry HudsonPublish On: 2020-07-16
But though they manifest such a terror of dogs when out feeding at night (for the
slowest dog can overtake them), in the ... 309 naturalist; for it shows that the
native dogs on the pampas have developed a very remarkable instinct, and one
Author: William Henry Hudson
Reproduction of the original: The Naturalist in La Plata by William Henry Hudson
Those flags that seem to have been irregularly cropped by some careless reaper
betoken the nocturnal dietary of the water - voles , which steal out silently by night
and nibble the reeds with a relish that can best be imagined by those who ...
When at rest the anterior wings are kept in a horizontal position , or but slightly
turned upwards ; one peculiarity among many others in which they resemble the nocturnal lepidoptera . We are indebted to Mr. Macleay for an account of the ...
the constant passing and repassing of these creatures ; and it is worthy the
admiration of the naturalist to consider how busy the whole legion appears , in
bringing bits of straw , dead bodies of other insects , or in carrying away their
eggs , if ...
The Nocturnal Lepidoptera are now divided by our best entomologists into
sections and families , as follows : Section 1 . NOCTURNI , or the Sphingides and
Bombycides of Linnæus . Thirteen families are comprised in this section , but we
North and South America , while Attacus luna cies of the Nocturnal Lepidopteru ,
commencing is dispersed over the United States and parts with the great family
Spingido . and taking , of Canada . The beautilul Trope . noe are confor example
... being the normal ones; and further, that Panceri's suggestion appears to us to
be of much weight, and that it is quite possible that it also gives the clue to Sir
John Dalyell's statement concerning the “nocturnal habits " of Penmatulae.
naturalist ; for it shows that the native dogs on the pampas have developed a very
remarkable instinct , and one that might ... When it is required to train dogs to bunt the nocturnal armadillo ( Dasypus villosus ) , then this deep - rooted ( and , it ...