The Naturalist's Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar

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a Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You

by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Bernd Heinrich

Create an Enduring Record of Nature's Rhythms, Year after Year

From the first songbird of spring to the first frost of winter, track the ever-changing world around you to create a personal 5-year record of your place on the planet.

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 first songbird you hear in spring, your first monarch butterfly sighting of summer, or the appearance of the northern lights. 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. This deluxe book, with a three-piece case, gilt edges, a burgundy ribbon bookmark, and a belly band with gold foil stamping, is a perfect gift for all nature lovers.

"This wonderful book is really about the power of curiosity and passion; two expert naturalists sharing their inspiration and guidance to turn simple observations into a deeper understanding of the world around us." -- David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator, The Sibley Guide to Birds

Nathaniel T. Wheelwright is coauthor of The Naturalist's No tebook with Bernd Heinrich. He is the Bass Professor of Natural Sciences at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The 2015 winner of the Ecological Society of America's Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education, he is also the author of numerous scientific publications and co-editor of Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest.

Bernd Heinrich is coauthor of The Naturalists Notebook with Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and author of more than 20 books on nature, including Mind of the RavenWinter World, and One Wild Bird at a Time, which are illustrated with his own pen-and-ink drawings and watercolor. Heinrich is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Vermont and is the winner of the PEN New England Book Award for nonfiction and the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing. He lives in Maine.

Storey Publishing

Pub Date: October 17, 2017

0.9" H x 8.6" L x 8.2" W 

208 pages