Posts Tagged ‘John Burroughs’

June 10, 2019 The Significance of Lilacs, National Herbs and Spices Day, Jardin des Plantes, Robert Brown, Gorgeous George and Judy Garland’s Hibiscus, Frances Theodora Parsons, Natural Selection, Dan Pearson, Box Cutters, and Inspiration from John Burroughs

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My neighbor, up at our cabin, has this amazing copse of lilacs.   We’ve become good friends and he invited me to take some cuttings of his lilac as a gesture of goodwill.   (He also give me all of his jack-in-the-pulpit – but that’s another story.)   Over time, lilacs have met different things…

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John Burroughs

John Burroughs, 1921

John o’Birds Naturalist, poet and philosopher John Burroughs (books by this author) was born on a dairy farm on April 3, 1837. He was sent to the local school, where his desk was next to that of Erie Railroad Robber Baron, Jay Gould (the son of a nearby neighbor). When Burroughs struggled in school, Gould would…

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