This is a “how to become an observant naturalist” as well as a five-year calendar/journal to record your findings. Charlotte Mason devotees will adore this resource. I can see this being used by the entire family for five years- what a keepsake!
Chapters include observing nature where you are, a naturalist’s toolbox and other treasures. The illustrations are beautifully hand drawn and make it easy to imagine your own observations. One thing that I have not been instructed in previously is how to build a table or timeline of your observations. I especially enjoyed the section on field ethics and how to observe without harming creatures or plants. The art supply section was informative and made the whole endeavor seem “doable” Altogether I give it two thumbs up.
I read a DRC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, and I preordered it so that we can use it ourselves this next year.
The Naturalist’s Notebook :An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World around You
by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Bernd Heinrich
Storey Publishing, LLC (October 3, 2017)