Ways of Wood Folk

William J. LONG (1867 - 1952)

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.)

Genre(s): Science, Animals

Language: English

Group: Wood Folk Series

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Jill Engle
00:04:29
Play 01 Chapter 1: Fox-Ways, Part 1 Arie
00:20:25
Play 02 Chapter 1: Fox-Ways, Part 2 Arie
00:14:31
Play 03 Chapter 2: Merganser Jennifer Dorr
00:17:44
Play 04 Chapter 3: Queer Ways of Br'er Rabbit Larry Wilson
00:20:49
Play 05 Chapter 4: A Wild Duck Jennifer Dorr
00:18:03
Play 06 Chapter 5: An Oriole's Nest Lynne T
00:10:28
Play 07 Chapter 6: The Builders, Part 1 Mike Pelton
00:18:23
Play 08 Chapter 6: The Builders, Part 2 Mike Pelton
00:17:29
Play 09 Chapter 7: Crow-Ways Mike Pelton
00:22:45
Play 10 Chapter 8: One Touch of Nature Jendia
00:04:58
Play 11 Chapter 9: Moose Calling Jennifer Dorr
00:19:17
Play 12 Chapter 10: Ch'geegee-Lokh-sis Jennifer Dorr
00:21:06
Play 13 Chapter 11: A Fellow of Expedients Jendia
00:11:40
Play 14 Chapter 12: A Temperance Lesson for the Hornets Claire Schreuder
00:06:41
Play 15 Chapter 13: Snowy Visitors Lynne T
00:20:49
Play 16 Chapter 14: A Christmas Carol Larry Wilson
00:09:18
Play 17 Chapter 15: Mooween the Bear Arie
00:25:07