A North American coniferous tree. Its needles turn yellow in the autumn, and Leopold writes about the unparalleled beauty of the experience of hunting grouse among the falling needles of the Tamarack.
Tamarack Term Timeline in A Sand County Almanac
The timeline below shows where the term Tamarack appears in A Sand County Almanac. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part I: October
...hunting down into two categories: category one is hunting grouse in Adams county when the tamaracks are smoky gold; category two is hunting anything else under any other circumstances. Leopold believes... (full context)
When hunting for grouse in the tamaracks, Leopold trusts that his dog knows best. He enjoys the moments of uncertainty when the... (full context)
Leopold finds great beauty in the nearby tamarack groves. Even when he is pursuing a grouse, he will take a moment to stop... (full context)
Part III: Natural History
...to when Leopold wrote his book in the 1940s, farmers in Wisconsin happily chopped down tamarack trees for wood. However, they’ve recently begun to plant the trees, realizing that the tamaracks... (full context)