This is a series of late-19th Century essays about Florida's flora & fauna written by a Massachusetts-based naturalist.
A FLORIDA SKETCH BOOK
Books by Mr. Torrey.
BIRDS IN THE BUSH. A RAMBLER'S LEASE. THE FOOT PATH WAY. A FLORIDA SKETCH BOOK.
IN THE FLAT WOODS
BESIDE THE MARSH
ON THE BEACH AT DAYTONA
ALONG THE HILLSBOROUGH
A MORNING AT THE OLD SUGAR MILL
ON THE UPPER ST. JOHN'S
ON THE ST. AUGUSTINE ROAD
ORNITHOLOGY ON A COTTON PLANTATION
A FLORIDA SHRINE
WALKS ABOUT TALLAHASSEE
A FLORIDA SKETCH BOOK.
IN THE FLAT WOODS.
In approaching Jacksonville by rail, the traveler rides hour after hour through seemingly endless pine barrens, otherwise known as low pine woods and flat woods, till he wearies of the sight. It would be hard, he thinks, to imagine a region more unwholesome looking and uninteresting, more poverty stricken and God forsaken, in its entire aspect. Surely, men who would risk life in behalf of such a country deserved to win their cause.
Monotonous as the flat woods were, however, and malarious as they looked, arid wastes and stretches of stagnant water flying past the car window in perpetual alternation, I was impatient to get into them... Continue reading book >>This is a series of late-19th Century essays about Florida's flora & fauna written by a Massachusetts-based naturalist.
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