Carrighar, Sally (1898–1985)

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Carrighar, Sally (1898–1985)

American writer and naturalist. Born Feb 10, 1898, in Cleveland, Ohio; died Oct 1985 in Carmel, California; graduate of Wellesley College, 1922.

One of the most respected naturalists of her time, was a prolific animal writer; awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for fieldwork in the Arctic; wrote 10 books, including One Day on Beetle Rock (1944), One Day at Teton Marsh (1947), Icebound Summer (1953), Moonlight at Midday (1958), Wild Voice of the North (1959) and Wild Heritage (1965); also wrote for film and radio (1923–28).

See also autobiography, Home to the Wilderness (1973).