The Redstart

The Redstart

by John Burroughs Standing in the road over in the woods, I saw a lively little shadow cast by some object above and behind me, on the ground in front of me. Turning, I saw the source of it — The Redstart Performing its astonishing gymnastics in a leafless oak tree… It is the quickest…

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John Burroughs

John Burroughs

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…

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