By Aldo Leopold
We will position this e-book at the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir. San Francisco ChronicleThese miraculous images of the flora and fauna discover the breathtaking range of the unspoiled American panorama -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. a gorgeous tribute to our land and a daring problem to guard the realm we adore.
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On 10 September 1877, two brothers, shooting Muskego Lake, bagged 210 blue-winged teal in one day. In 1876 came the wettest year of record; the rainfall piled up 50 inches. Prairie chickens declined, perhaps owing to hard rains. In 1875 four hunters killed 153 prairie chickens at York Prairie, one county to the eastward. S. Fish Commission planted Atlantic salmon in Devil’s Lake, 10 miles south of my oak. In 1874 the first factory-made barbed wire was stapled to oak trees; I hope no such artifacts are buried in the oak now under saw!
After all it is no spring flower, but only a postscript to a hope. Draba plucks no heartstrings. Its perfume, if there is any, is lost in the gusty winds. Its color is plain white. Its leaves wear a sensible woolly coat. Nothing eats it; it is too small. No poets sing of it. Some botanist once gave it a Latin name, and then forgot it. Altogether it is of no importance-just a small creature that does a small job quickly and well. Bur Oak When school children vote on a state bird, flower, or tree, they are not making a decision; they are merely ratifying history.
Have you ever wondered why a thick crust of corky bark covers the whole tree, even to the smallest twigs? This cork is armor. Bur oaks were the shock troops sent by the invading forest to storm the prairie; fire is what they had to fight. Each April, before the new grasses had covered the prairie with unburnable greenery, fires ran at will over the land, sparing only such old oaks as had grown bark too thick to scorch. Most of these groves of scattered veterans, known to the pioneers as ‘oak openings,’ consisted of bur oaks.
A Sand County Almanac; with essays on conservation from Round River by Aldo Leopold