“Thus the naturalist finds his pleasures everywhere.  Every solitude to him is peopled.  Every morning or evening walk yields him a harvest to eye or ear.

The born naturalist is one of the luckiest men in the world.  Winter or summer, rain or shine, at home or abroad, walking or riding, his pleasures are always near at hand.  The great book of nature is open to him and he has only to turn the leaves.”

–“The Pleasures of a Naturalist”, John Burroughs, Harper’s Magazine, May 1921

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