Natural history in Chicago, as the author, jobless, pursues his hobby of outdoor observation, social commentary in relation to the worlds of those that crawl, walk, fly, glide, swim- or just grow. Here are a city's seasons, the discoveries of unimportant facts but facts that are sheerly personal adventures, the phenomena of unnoticed insects, birds, animals, etc. From up in trees, down in the grass, the author- with a job or two in the interim- contrasts the manmade laws against those of the world of nature. This is completely unorthodox, personal nature observation, with humor, wry criticism, and generally wider appeal than it would seem. Very nice of its kind.