One of the great joys of my life is showing my young neighbor friends the beauty and wonder of nature, and to watch their joy in learning about a bird, butterfly, bug, or other critter that we discover in my wildlife garden.
I’ve just received a review copy of a wonderful new book that beautifully illustrates many nature activities I can share with the kids who visit my wildlife habitat garden.
Nature’s Notes, by Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, is full of tips and projects to make learning about nature fun for kids of all ages. As an adult, you’ll appreciate the stunning photography that fills these pages. You’ll also get to know your own wildlife garden much better by using the tips in this delightful book.
Judy Burris and Wayne Richards are also the authors of my all-time favorite resource for learning about the Life Cycles of Butterflies, which I highly recommend you also put on your must-read list.
If you’ve got kids or grandkids you will watch their sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy in the beauty of nature unfold as you use this book as a guide to spark their enthusiasm in the amazing things that can be discovered right outside your back door.
I’m especially excited about the section of the book that teaches how to improve your nature photography. Judy Burris and her brother Wayne Richards are professional photographers who have successfully combined their skill with their cameras with their passion for teaching people to see the beauty of nature around us.
Nature’s Notes is a gorgeous spiral-bound book, which will make it easier to take with you into the field as you follow along with the nature projects they have included in this book. By following along, you’ll discover more about fungi, snakes, flowers, all manner of insects, and birds. A simple walk in the woods will become an exploration of major discovery.
Rich Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and the Nature Principle has this to say about Nature’s Notes:
A terrific and essential set of field notes for connecting with nature — and its nurture.
And Donald Logsden, Jr of the National Science Teachers Association says:
This is a beautiful book and will reawaken the reader’s interest in the environment that is all around us, in yards and parks.
So pick up your copy of Nature’s Notes now, grab your camera, and take the hand of a child in your life and go out and discover the beauty and wonders of nature in your wildlife garden and beyond.
Also, I’m thrilled to announce that Judy Burris, author of this wonderful new book will be joining the team at Beautiful Wildlife Garden in the next week. Please watch for her first post and welcome her to the team. We are so excited to have her!
Carole Sevilla Brown lives in Philadelphia, PA, and she travels the country speaking about Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife. Check out her new free online course Ecosystem Gardening Essentials, 15 free lessons delivered to your inbox every week.
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