One square mile in Missouri is Johnsons special place, a small piece of America, hers to know & love. On a micro level, this journal intensely communicates what makes one square mile of land so special & irreplaceable. As you follow her on walks around her cabin, in the nearby woods, through a local meadow, & around the edges of a little pond, you will learn how & why one can fall in love with a place, how to get to know the land more intimately, & why it should be treasured. The book combines natural history with guidelines for beginning artists & anyone who wants to learn more about the environment at the local & regional level. B&W drawings.