Get Out!

The past two months, we’ve hosted the “Explore Earth” exhibit, featuring information and interactives focusing on a natural theme. As the exhibit comes to a close, two of our last events highlight observing and writing about nature – a discussion of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (Wed, Oct 19 at 6:30 PM) and our Poetry Contest (don’t forget to vote inside the Library through Tue, Oct 25). Because of that, we thought we’d share some resources that might inspire you to get outdoors, look around, and record what you observe.



The Bumper Book of Nature: A User’s Guide to the Outdoors – Stephen Moss

The Handbook of Nature Study – Anna Botsford Comstock

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World – Julia Rothman

The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors – Ernest Williams, Jr.

How to Keep a Naturalist’s Notebook – Susan Leigh Tomlinson

The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World (Audubon)

Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian)



Henry Thoreau as a Model for Nature Writing

Nature Writing (online magazine for nature writers)


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