Gene Stratton - Porter (1863 - 1924), American novelist andnaturalist, was born on a farm in Indiana and became one of Indiana's best - known authors. Writing fiction to support her passion for observing natural habitats, she also wrote non - fiction works that extensively dealt with birds, flowers, and other natural wonders. She fought for the conservation of the Limberlost Swamp and took up other cases of public welfare as well. A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) and Freckles (1904) are two of her most famous works.
American novelist and photographer. Many of Porter's works became best-sellers and are famous for their vibrant depiction of natural life. She began her career as a photographer but later turned to fiction.