Leopold, Aldo / Writings: A Sand County Almanac , Correspondence and Drafts
Drafts of essays in sand county almanac, pp. -
2 Ane now the thawing sun has mocke4 the basiO promises of the mirotine economic system) The rough-loe hawk has no opinion on why grass grows, but he is well aware that snow melts in order that hawks my again catch mice. Hovering like a kingfisher over the far meadow, he drops on some worried mause-anginoer who ould not wit until night to inspect the daxv-m to his well-ordered world. The rough-leg oaam down out of the ro tic in the hope of thaws, for to hin, a thaw means freedom from want and fear. The skwnk track crosses a glade where rabbits have packed down the snow anAd mottled It with orango-colored urinations. Tufts of rabbit-hair bespeak the year's first battles among the bucks. Further on a bloody spot, neciraled by a wide-sweeping arc of owl's wings* besnea the dangers of preockpt ion with promises of spring.
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