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Wild Douglas County


“In the spirit of bioregionalism, Ken Lassman captures the beauty of biodiversity in the lands he knows and sees around him. The seasons and cycles of life around this special place in northeast Kansas are illuminated with insights and the stories they offer.”  Kelly Kindscher 

Ken Lassman’s Wild Douglas County  includes essays on ecoregions, ways of water, woodlands, and prairie; a seasonal weekly guide to our local time-place continuum; plus seasonal charts of the wildflowers, woodland vegetation, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, mammals, seasons year-round birds, aquatic life, and food from the land. This book was designed not to be just another coffee table book full of pictures; rather it was designed to be used as a guide to accompany you when you take your treks outdoors to observe nature first hand.

“Ken Lassman is a superb naturalist and Wild Douglas County is a luminous almanac…for coaxing the imagination out…into the breathing landscape that supports us, a practical handbook for aligning our lives to the wider life of the land…”    David Abram