Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Bioblitz: The Walls Of Jericho; 2. The Soldier Fish; 3. Great Blues; 4. Doodlebugs and Ant Lions; 5. Fence Lizards; 6. The Wheel of Life; 7. Giant Swallowtails and Metamorphosis; 8. Luna Moths and Pheromones; 9. Bolas Spiders; 10. Pink Moccasins; 11. Jack- (or Jill- ) in-the-Pulpit; 12. Birding Dauphin Island; 13. Shark's Tooth Creek; 14. Sex and the Single Freshwater Mussel; 15. Periodical Cicadas; 16. Opossums; 17. Brown Pelicans; 18. Neither Spanish nor Moss; 19. Flounders and Other Flatfishes.
20. Liverleaf and the Doctrine of Signatures21. Green Tree Frogs; 22. Cedar Apple Rust; 23. Gopher Tortoises; 24. The Siren's Song; 25. Lessons in Morelity; Further Reading.
Nature Journal is an innovative presentation of the best columns and photographs from L.J. Davenport's popular column in Alabama Heritage magazine. Readers of the magazine have come to relish his artful and often witty descriptions of common species encountered in the Alabama outdoors. But Nature Journal is designed to be much more than a mere collection of entertaining essays; it is also an educational tool--a means of instructing and encouraging readers in the art of keeping a nature journal for themselves. Each of the 25 chapters is a self-contained lesson in close observation of species mo.