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Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 16 through 18 Summary

Janisse Ray
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Chapters 16 through 18 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 16: Hallowed Ground

The red-cockaded woodpecker is the animal most connected with the pine forest. Janisse saw her first one when she was an adult. The bird was listed as endangered in 1970 and continues to decline. According to ornithologist Todd Engstrom of Tall Timbers Research, the red-cockaded woodpecker has three levels of need: live trees for roosting and nesting; a vital forest for foraging; and, for the very social bird, landscape for interaction with clan members. The bird is yet another victim of the destruction of the pine forest.

Chapter 17: Poverty

Frank always helped the needy and there were plenty of them in South Georgia. Frank invited an old drunk who happened by in for dinner. As the man was wavering toward the door, he slipped and his wooden leg fell off. Lee wasn't happy about feeding him but Frank insisted. When the...

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