David Carroll is an artist, both literary and visual, who has dedicated his life to swamps and other wetlands. He knows them better than most of us know our backyards, our hometowns, our best friends. He has stayed in touch with individual turtles ...
for twenty years, watching them dig into hibernation in the winter, greeting them as they emerge in the spring, following them as they breed, feed, and roam through the warmer, wetter months. He knows frogs and snakes, bears and beavers, muskrats and minks, dragonflies, caddis flies, birds, water lilies, pickerel weed, cattails, sedges, and everything that swims, flies, trudges, slithers, or sinks its roots in swamp, marsh, or bog. In Swampwalker's Journal Carroll shares his knowledge and passion with the rest of us, taking us on a miraculous year-long journey through the wetlands, revealing why they are so important to his life, to ours, to all life on Earth.