John Burroughs

CFS Fall 2017 (September 18-November 10)

Reuter Center (OLLI at UNCA)

John Burroughs:  Freethinking Naturalist

Writer of nearly 30 books, John Burroughs (1837-1921) was arguably the most popular nature essayist of his time. Friend of Walt Whitman and John Muir, camping companion of Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, Burroughs inspired generations with his “gospel of Nature.”  

We will read and discuss selections from his books, essays and journals to explore his wild trails of freethought.

All readings provided on the “COURSE MAP” page.

The Old Nature-Lover

“The best discipline of life is that which prepares us to face the facts,  no matter what they are.”

~John Burroughs, Ways of Nature (1905)