Our Woodland Treasures: Peaceful, Startling, Rambunctious & Amazing Animals & Plants
Starting in 1995 and for eight year Miriam Sanders wrote a weekly nature column for The Woodstock Journal, co-founded by the poet and musician Ed Sanders. With uncanny powers of direct observation, woven into a skein of luminous insights, she gives us a resonant field within which we may more than glimpse the web of creation. "Treasures" indeed, an enduring portrait of the natural world this book touches Catskills magic—bobcats, mallards and "Eric perched on a branch, enjoying a nut, his lovely tail curved over his back." The poet, writer, and historian Peter Lamborn Wilson writes, "Back in the Dark Ages when I lived in the Lower East Side I used to go to the Gem Spa on 8th Street every week to pick up Ed and Miriam Sanders's Woodstock newspaper, then take it to Tompkins Square and sit under a tree and read Miriam's nature column and dream that I was in the country with her birds and deer. Now at last her charming essays return—and I live in the Hudson Valley. Hurrah!" Woodland Treasures includes over twenty-five, hand-drawn illustrations from the author.