The text suggests ways to become a more attentive and observant naturalist. It explains how to record and organize observations of the natural world so as to better analyze them and recognize subtle patterns. And it describes simple experiments like putting a plastic bag over the buds on a tree to see if it hastens budding. Or changing the mix or quantities of seed in birdfeeders to see what difference it makes in the birds that come to dine.
An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal
by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich. 324 pp. Mariner Books, 2017.
continued in The Nature Pages
The Nature Pages
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