Edwin Way Teale

Nature is Shy The botanist Edwin Way Teale married Nelly Imogene Donovan. Edwin and Nelly met in college. After they married, they moved to New York so that Edwin could continue his education at Columbia University. Edwin’s first job was writing for the magazine  Popular Science. On the side, Edwin began taking pictures and specializing in…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate an English poet who didn’t want gardens to be monetized. We’ll also learn about the 8th generation seedsman of a beloved Boston company. We remember the naturalist who followed the seasons up and down the country. We also recognize the exuberant botanist, who created the Dot Map. We welcome the new month…

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The Dead of Winter

Edwin Way Teale The “dead of winter” —– how much more dead it would be each year without the birds!   Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in his books: A Walk Through the Year, Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist’s…

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On the Roughest Days of Winter

Edwin Way Teale On the roughest days of winter, when life seems overwhelmed by storm and cold, watch a chickadee, observe in good cheer and take heart.   Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in his books: A Walk Through the Year, Circle of…

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Bluebird Blue

Edwin Way Teale Bluebird blue….one of the loveliest manifestations of the color blue.   Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in his books: A Walk Through the Year, Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist’s Year, and Wandering Through Winter: A Naturalist’s…

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Edwin Way Teale

Edwin Way Teale How strangely inaccurate it is to measure the length of living by length of life! The space between your birth and death is often far from a true measure of your days of living. Note: The American naturalist, Edwin Way Teale has given us some marvelous prose about birds and winter in…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the daughter of a millionaire who found solace in nature and the refreshing approach of one of the country’s top naturalists. We learn about the discovery of vanilla (complete with a ravishing recipe for vanilla coffee liqueur from 1974), and we’ll commemorate the Doctor’s Pit where the botanist David Douglas died. We’ll…

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