Become a more attentive observer and deepen your appreciation for the natural world. The unique five-year calendar format of The Naturalist’s Notebook helps you create a long-term record and point of comparison for memorable events, such as the appearance of the northern lights, a big blizzard, the peak of autumn foliage, or a period of drought. Biologist Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and best-selling author Bernd Heinrich teach nature lovers of all ages what to look for outdoors no matter where you live, using Heinrich’s classic illustrations as inspiration. As you jot down one observation a day, year after year, your collected field notes will serve as a valuable record of your piece of the planet.
My Review: 4 ****
I found this book to quite interesting. I have a deep love and passion for nature. Especially what is around me, I believe that nature holds many answers and also many questions, but we must also be silent, observant, and respect what nature holds, This book was that plus more, it taught me that I am already a naturalist that I am just extending my learning by being active among the nature around me. I will definitely be making a naturalist's notebook for myself.
About the Authors:
Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich are coauthors of The Naturalist's Notebook and are noted biologists and nature educators. Wheelwright teaches biology at Bowdoin College and is the 2015 recipient of the ecology education award from the Ecological Society of America. Heinrich, emeritus professor of biology at the University of Vermont, is the award-winning author of more than 20 nature books, including Mind of the Raven, Winter World, and One Wild Bird at a Time. Both live in Maine.