Moths of the Limberlost


Read by J. M. Smallheer

(4.3 stars; 7 reviews)

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)

(4 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Moths of the Limberlost 20:05 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Moths, eggs, caterpillars, winter quarters 43:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Robin Moth 38:39 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Yellow Emperor 15:51 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Lady Bird 10:46 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Moths of the moon 13:18 Read by J. M. Smallheer
King of the hollyhocks 11:05 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Hera of the corn 16:44 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Sweetheart and the Bride 9:31 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Giant Gamin 17:17 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Garden Fly 10:49 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Bloody-Nose of Sunshine Hill 12:24 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Modest Moth 10:48 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Pride of the Lilacs 12:51 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The King of the Poets 28:40 Read by J. M. Smallheer