Moths of the Limberlost

Gene Stratton-Porter (1863 - 1924)

Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 - December 6, 1924) was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, specializing in the birds and moths in one of the last of the vanishing wetlands of the lower Great Lakes Basin. The Limberlost and Wildflower Woods of northeastern Indiana were the laboratory and inspiration for her stories, novels, essays, photography, and movies. She was an accomplished author, artist and photographer and is generally considered to be one of the first female authors to promulgate public positions; conserving the Limberlost Swamp in her case.

Although Stratton-Porter wanted to focus on nature books, it was her romantic novels that made her famous and generated the finances that allowed her to pursue her nature studies. In Moths of the Limberlost, she shares her lifelong love of the moths she describes through a series of charming anecdotes and wonderfully descriptive passages, providing vivid detail of each stage of their life cycles. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia and expanded by J. M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Nature, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Moths of the Limberlost J. M. Smallheer
Play 02 Moths, eggs, caterpillars, winter quarters J. M. Smallheer
Play 03 The Robin Moth J. M. Smallheer
Play 04 The Yellow Emperor J. M. Smallheer
Play 05 The Lady Bird J. M. Smallheer
Play 06 Moths of the moon J. M. Smallheer
Play 07 King of the hollyhocks J. M. Smallheer
Play 08 Hera of the corn J. M. Smallheer
Play 09 The Sweetheart and the Bride J. M. Smallheer
Play 10 The Giant Gamin J. M. Smallheer
Play 11 The Garden Fly J. M. Smallheer
Play 12 Bloody-Nose of Sunshine Hill J. M. Smallheer
Play 13 The Modest Moth J. M. Smallheer
Play 14 The Pride of the Lilacs J. M. Smallheer
Play 15 The King of the Poets J. M. Smallheer