An activity book that encourages young readers to discover for themselves the magic of nature right on their doorstep. Packed with projects that include making a bird box, adopting a tree, making an insect hotel, and moon gazing. A field guide section encourages observing, journaling, and collecting. Illustrated by Melissa Doran. Ages 10 and up
The Tranquil Rhythms and Restorative Powers of Irish Nature Through the Seasons
Author: Michael Fewer
Pubpsher: Merrion Press
In A Natural Year, critically acclaimed travel writer Michael Fewer celebrates the everyday wonder of Irish nature in these beautifully written diaries, observed from his homes in south Dublin and rural Waterford, in which he delights at the startling beauty and extraordinary complexity of the natural world through the tranquil rhythms of the passing seasons. Fewer’s infectious passion for his subject simply inspires our own observation, and suggests how careful study of the natural world around us can be a sure antidote to the stresses of modern life. At a time when it’s essential for us to understand the crisis that faces our wildlife and environment, we need to know more about the natural world around us, the treasures that are being needlessly lost, and the threat to our very way of life. A Natural Year will open eyes and hearts to a greater understanding of the world around us, and its innate beauty and fragility.