These beautiful books to discover nature all around you, are ideal to take on your travels. Whether you are sitting in the garden or under a tree in the park, or even in an urban area – nature is always there listening and observing. It’s a just of knowing where to look, and what to look for.
For little explorers, GeoSafari Junior Binoculars (age 3+) are lightweight with a wraparound soft eye section, to block peripheral vision. Don’t let children study insects through a magnifying class, reflected sun rays can harm.
Take Me Outdoors is a beautiful nature journal for young explorers. Children can explorer their surroundings, record their thoughts and draw what they see through viewing clouds, grass and stones with fresh eyes. They will also find facts on birds, bugs, plants, weather and the environment.
How to Teach Nature Journaling is an American book (hence the spelling) to teach children how to write about nature. Ideal for parents or educators, this book can help engage young people with wild places, and is a book version of the workshop that the authors teach in person. Includes colour illustrations and journal pages from noted naturalists, and ideas that have been field-tested by over 100 educators.
Secrets of a Devon Journal is a gorgeous book by a local artist, who will inspire you to take up your own nature journal. Jo journals the small wonders of the wood behind her home, and the pages here are exact replicas of the rich illustrations of a bog beacon mushroom, buff-tailed bumble bee and native bluebell – with notes on physiology and life history. A treat for the senses, and a hymn to the beauty of the natural world.