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Ten Tips for Becoming an Observant Naturalist

by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright & Bernd Heinrich in Nature & Outdoor Living

To be a naturalist today is to find a balance between embracing modern technology and cultivating a direct and contemplative connection with nature. Read More

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Winter Wonder: Five Ways to Connect with the Natural World

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The Naturalist’s Notebook

by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich

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.

Discover the power of curiosity and passion, then turn simple observations into a deeper understanding of the world around us.” — David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds

It’s hard to imagine a more splendid book. Get out in the woods and fields with this volume as your constant inspiration!” — Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

Nathaniel T. Whelwright is coauthor of The Naturalist’s Notebook 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 coeditor of Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest.

Bernd Heinrich is coauthor of The Naturalist’s Notebook with Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and author of more than 20 books on nature, including Mind of the Raven, Winter 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.