Monday, February 29, 2016
Book Review - The Black Eyed Susans are Dying Now
The Black Eyed Susans are Dying Now, by David Feist is a short non-fiction diary type book. I ran across this title while doing research on the black-eyed susan flower and really didn't know what to expect. This short book is from The Prairie Naturalist Notes of the same author. Didn't really have what I was looking for concerning black-eyed susans and was more observations of the birds, wildflowers during one summer, early fall on his Minnesota acreage. But what I did find interesting, after more research into this book and author - this is a self-published book - not obvious at first. The author has written many shorts for local schools to educate young children about their state. So with that knowledge/view - this book could be used in lesson plans in a school setting - providing a starting place for further research into various birds, flowers, seasons, etc, without getting caught up in a story of his property. For now, I'll keep it on my shelf.