Curious Nature Guide

Curious Nature Guide

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With dozens of simple prompts and exercises, best-selling author, naturalist, and artist Clare Walker Leslie offers adults of all ages an invitation to step outside for just a few minutes a day, reignite the sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world, and discover the peace and grounding that can be found by connecting to nature as part of daily life. Using photography as well as the author's own illustrations, The Curious Nature Guide invites readers to start at home, using all of their senses to notice the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of the trees, plants, animals, birds, insects, clouds, and other features that can be observed right outside their doorstep, no matter where they live. Prompts range from suggestions to note one daily exceptional nature image to learning to identify cloud types and the weather they bring, or creating a record of nature spottings on daily walks with the dog.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 165 x 216 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • 1612125093
  • 9781612125091
  • 51,966

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Rediscover Wonder

Have you noticed the moon lately? Followed an insect's trek across your driveway? Let artist and naturalist Clare Walker Leslie lead you out your back door and into the the natural world beyond. Whether you live on a city block, in a suburban neighborhood, or in the country, myriad wonders are taking place all around you. All you have to do is open your eyes and ears and let them in.

Every page of this book is an invitation, a stunning offering of illustrations, watercolors, photographs, intriguing facts, and thoughtul moments. Take a deep breath: It's time to reconnect.
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Review quote

"Fascinating, inspirational, and beautifully illustrated, The Curious Nature Guide is an essential book for anyone looking to deepen their connection with the natural world."
--Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle

"The Curious Nature Guide is a gift to anyone who is trying to reinvigorate their relationship with the natural world -- or who is just starting out on that path."--Chip Blake, editor-in-chief, Orion
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About Clare Walker Leslie

Clare Walker Leslie, author of The Curious Nature Guide, is a nationally known wildlife artist, author, and educator. She has been connecting people of all ages to nature using drawing, writing, and observation of the outdoors for more than 30 years. Her other books include the bestsellers Keeping a Nature Journal and The Nature Connection, as well as Nature Journal and Drawn to Nature. She lives with her husband and family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Granville, Vermont.
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Rating details

265 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 35% (93)
4 42% (111)
3 18% (49)
2 3% (9)
1 1% (3)
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