Tracing the constantly unfolding drama of the seasons, The Curious Naturalist offers nature lovers, young and old alike, a potpourri of fascinating facts and folklore about common plants, animals, and natural phenomena. Beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated with line drawings, this simple field guide will help you identify and understand everything from the night sky to woodland wildflowers, including plants and animals you can find in your own backyard. Packed with such nature-related crafts as rush mat weaving and natural dyes, plus scores of suggested readings for additional information, The Curious Naturalist abounds with the kind of old-fashioned, home-grown knowledge that will help you appreciate, understand, and enjoy the great outdoors.
John Mitchell is editor of Massachusetts Audubon's Sanctuary magazine and author of several books that deal with natural History. Gordon Morrison is an artist and illustrator who specialises in natural history subjects.