Words from the foreword by Pete Dunne, New Jersey Audubon Society:
"....with this book, even the most untutored, stay-at-home reader, can see the wonders it would take a trained naturalist a lifetime to muster. Bob Birdsall has captured them for you. All you have to do is sit back and savor."
Note: Seasons of the Pines, first edition, published in 2004 and distributed by Rutgers University Press, has been sold out. This second edition is the same beautiful book as the first!
Words from the publisher:
"Nature Photographer Bob Birdsall (Seasons of the Pines) celebrates the people and traditions of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey in this beautifully illustrated volume. Birdsall's perceptive lens and engaging text illumine more than two dozen individuals and their ways of life - many of which are fast vanishing. From Piney hunter-gatherers who still live off the land, to hardworking baymen and farmers, volunteers and public servants, artisans and entrepreneurs, scientists, conservationists, and educators, these men and women typify the bold and creative spirit of the region.
With roots in the Pines going back 200 years or more, many are deeply committed to preserving tradition, while others are relative newcomers who came to visit and stayed to fight for the future of a wilderness at risk. What the "People of the Pines" share in common-as evidenced by Birdsall's intimate and inspiring portraits-is a boundless passion for this unique and storied land."
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Meet the extraordinary Pinelands people included in this book:
- Cranberry Farmers
- Circuit Preacher
- Piney Hunter-Gatherer
- Deer Hunter
- Wood Carvers
- Folk Artist
- Park Ranger
- Environmental Educators
- Wildlife Rehabilitator
- Forest Fire Observer
- Fox Hunter
- Music Lover
- Pinelands Preservation Pioneer