An instructor of botany at Hunter College, Alice Rich Northrop (1864-1922) traveled widely in the American and Canadian West and Northwest, and in Central America and the Caribbean. She helped write A Naturalist in the Bahamas: John I. Northrop, October 12, 1861-June 25, 1891, ed. Henry Fairfield Osborn (New York, 1910), and her Through Field and Woodland, A Companion for Nature Students, ed. Oliver Perry Medsger (New York, 1925) was published posthumously. Committed to introducing the splendors of the natural world to people living in cities, she founded the School Nature League in 1917. In this portion of her 1906 diary, Northrop discusses the flora and fauna of Jamaica and has enclosed a photograph and a specimen.