A new picture book, Blink, Blink, Blink in Sync: Silent Fireworks by Sharon CassanoLochman is a sweet story of a young child’s first experience with fireflies. Told from the child’s point of view, she is excited for a special surprise, but worried she won’t be able to use her indoor
How to Forage for Mushrooms without Dying, An Absolute Beginners Guide to Identifying 29 Wild, Edible Mushrooms, by Frank Hyman, is an engaging and informative guide to mushrooms. If you’ve ever come across a fungus on a hike and wondered, “Can I eat that?” this book is for you. Here,
You’ve see the signs along the highway, “Entering the XX Watershed.” But what does that mean? Maybe you’ve also read about or seen signs for a watershed association. But what, exactly, is a watershed? Simply defined, a watershed is the area of land between ridges where precipitation collects. As you
Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir by Julia Zarankin is an honest, entertaining look at the author’s transformation into a bird lover while “auditioning” mid-life hobbies. She shares reflections of ten years of observing birds, yet rather than claiming expert-status, she declares herself a “lifelong beginning birder.” The
Middle-schoolers and their families looking for engaging ways to learn about nature and ecology concepts will enjoy Rachel Carson and Ecology for Kids: Her Life and Ideas,with 21 Activities and Experiments. The book follows Rachel Carson’s life, from her childhood adventures growing up in the woods along the Allegheny River,
Books and experiences always make good gifts. While experiences may be tough to plan at this time, books can provide hours of entertainment (plus a bit of education too). These twelve books about nature and the outdoors are just a sampling of those published this year. For Children Morning, Sunshine!