Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders #39

Smokey Gold

Today the memorable introduction Aldo Leopold wrote in 1948 for “A Sand County Almanac” after we slip into a chapter called Smokey Gold.

We travel afoot with Aldo Leopold in Adams county on a grouse hunt, but more to the point, we observe in detail the trails and tracks, smells and colors of many dwellers of the scrub wetlands in Fall.

“The Tamaracks change from green to yellow when frosts have brought woodcock, fox sparrows out of the north.”