Nathaniel Wheelwright on ‘The Naturalist's Notebook’ at Camden Public Library
CAMDEN — Bowdoin College biologist Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and best-selling author Bernd Heinrich wrote The Naturalist's Notebook to teach nature lovers of all ages to be more mindful, curious and knowledgeable about the natural world, no matter where they live, using a calendar-journal format and Heinrich's classic illustrations as inspiration. Professor Wheelwright's presentation on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Camden Public Library will describe the origin of the project and the joys, challenges, and fulfillment of keeping a systematic nature journal.
Books will be available for sale during the program. The authors are donating 100% of their royalties to conservation and environmental education.
About the book: 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.