Ways of Wood Folk
Date: January 2016
Duration: 4 hours 44 minutes
Late nineteenth-century naturalist William J. Long invites us in to the secret worlds of the woodland animals.
Containing Long's own animal observations along with stories related to him by other humans who inhabit the woods, these stories give us an insight into the behavior of wild animals as they go about their lives in their own secret places deep in the forests of eastern North America.
Although Long was accused in his day of anthropomorphizing the animals he wrote about, readers who are familiar with any of the animals he writes of will have glimpses of recognition at behaviors they have seen for themselves and explore the deeper meanings these actions have in that animal's life.
The stories will paint pictures in your imagination that will stay with you long after the book has ended. (Summary by Jill Engle.)