Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes, and Other Papers

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(4.8 stars; 4 reviews)

Probably no other American writer has a greater sympathy with, and a keener enjoyment of, country life in all its phases—farming, camping, fishing, walking—than has John Burroughs. His books are redolent of the soil, and have such "freshness and primal sweetness," that we need not be told that the pleasure he gets from his walks and excursions is by no means over when he steps inside his doors again. As he tells us on more than one occasion, he finds he can get much more out of his outdoor experiences by thinking them over, and writing them out afterwards. These essays are delightful stories about birds, bees, foxes, hounds, fruit (the apple), trees, squirrles and nature in general written by a man who loves watching them and writing about them. - Summary by The introduction and Phil Chenevert (5 hr 29 min)


BIRD ENEMIES. 27:00 Read by Woolly Bee
THE TRAGEDIES OF THE NESTS 42:03 Read by Suprada Urval
AN IDYL OF THE HONEY-BEE. 42:07 Read by Suprada Urval
THE PASTORAL BEES 42:37 Read by MariaS
SHARP EYES. 32:49 Read by KHand
THE APPLE. 25:26 Read by Mich_elle
A TASTE OF MAINE BIRCH. 50:30 Read by Suprada Urval
WINTER NEIGHBORS. 40:40 Read by Suprada Urval
THE WEATHER-WISE MUSKRAT 7:51 Read by Jill Engle
CHEATING THE SQUIRRELS. 2:55 Read by Jill Engle
FOX AND HOUND. 6:59 Read by Jill Engle
THE WOODCHUCK 8:51 Read by Jill Engle


(4 stars)

very nice job reading. I learned some things about birds and bees and wild- life in general.