Jack Wennerstrom

Jack Wennerstrom

Jack Wennerstrom is a freelance writer and naturalist. He is the author of several books including Leaning Sycamores: Natural Worlds of the Upper Potomac.

Soldiers Delight Journal

Exploring a Globally Rare Ecosystem

In this journal, the author describes his year-long walking adventures at the Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, a rare prairie remnant just seven miles northwest of Baltimore, Maryland. In his quest to make this wild place his “natural home” throughout the course of four distinct seasons, Wennerstrom examines and contemplates rocks and minerals, plants, animals, prairies, floodplains, woodlands, lakes, ponds, pastures, mines and mills, Indian artifacts, as well as local legends and folklore.