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“In this collection of 25 essays Davenport provides a series of inspiring short lessons on unusual aspects of natural history of both plants and animals. Each organism has an excellent color photograph and witty writing full of facts, puns, lore, and more. After each narrative, the reader is encouraged to engage in his or her own nature project related to the message, such as to estimate the number of fruits produced by a tree or herb. There are four lined pages for your notes and drawings after each entry, making the text a handy long-lasting journal for future reference. . . . Let Nature Journal lead you on a refreshing walk on the wild side!"
--T. Lawrence Mellichamp, Castenea
“The range of topics from fungi, insects, fish, and spiders to birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and mollusks, should attract a wide readership among nature enthusiasts. Davenport’s style of writing is such that the essays are simply a pleasure to read, never mind that you actually learn something about nature in the process.”
—Paul G. Davison, University of North Alabama
"Larry Davenport is an excellent writer who possesses a talent for tackling extraordinarily complex scientific concepts and molding them in a way that all can enjoy without using the burdensome language that commonly accompanies such topics. This book is a great example of Davenport’s gift. The versatility of each journal entry transitions from his deeply personal experiences to more light-hearted to downright hilarious (laugh-out-loud) moments."
—Brian Keener, University of West Alabama