The Beginning Naturalist: Weekly Encounters with the Natural World
Fifty-two essays record the author's observations of plants and animals encountered on walks in different seasons of the year.
Paperback, 209 pages
Published June 1st 1980 by New England Press
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This book is for a beginning naturalist. I am going to use it in school because it covers the most familiar things: robins, slugs, bees, mosquitos and many other creatures and plants (even the Big Dipper). There is one essay for each week of the year and four sections for the four seasons. The essays are very short and interesting. Lawrence keeps things simple so that we are not overwhelmed with what we don't know. We don't have to learn scientific names and other esoteric things unless we want...more