Nicknamed the philosopher of the forest, Sam Campbell was a writer, photographer, radio personality, promoter, lecturer and especially a devoted student of living nature. His summer home, which he titled the Sanctuary of Wegimind, was a game preserve in the forests of northern Wisconsin, near the town of Three Lakes. There he studied, mainly in the summertime, the ways of wild animals, "their habits, their work, their play, and the examples they set for human beings in right living."
Few people can flush out the personalities of wild animals as well as Sam Campbell. In Beloved Rascals the author reveals a knack for making you gasp at the ornery ways of the more cantankerous members of his wilderness neighborhood. At the same time, you will be touched with the same infectious love Sam has for all these forest friends. There’s Midnight, the belligerent old crow, Carcajou, the wolverine, Cominsky, the raccoon, and many other players in Sanctuary Lake’s wildlife theater. Paperback, 244 pages.