Especially in regions like Pennsylvania, nature follows the seasons and is a perfect subject for journaling.
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
818.5 A12 (1968)
Abbey describes the deserts of the Southwest in this a memoir of his time working as a park ranger in the Arches National Park.
An American Year; Country Life and Landscapes through the Seasons
814 B63 (1946)
Hal Borland grew up in Colorado but eventually moved to a farm in Connecticut, from which he wrote this journal of the natural year. He wrote outdoor editorials for The New York Times from 1941 to 1978.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
In the book which won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1975, Dillard writes in the form of a journal, trying to understand God by chronicling the seasons along Tinker Creek in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Thornapples: The Comings, Goings, and Outdoor Doings of a Naturalis
PENNA QH81.F36 2001
Charles Fergus was the writer of the Pennsylvania Game News' popular 'Thornapples' column. This is a collection of the best articles.
A Country Year: Living the Questions
QH105.M8 H83 1986
When her thirty-year marriage broke up, Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm. Keeping bees, she found solace in the natural world. She began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things that she cared about.
Scratching the Woodchuck: Nature on an Amish Farm
QH105.O3 K56 1997
The naturalist author, a member of the Amish community, talks about the plants and animals of the author's northeastern Ohio farm. He has also written Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer's Journal and Letters from Larksong.
A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There
Published in 1949, the first edition described the land around the author's home in Sauk County, Wisconsin, month by month. It became a bestseller with the environmental awakening in the 1970s.
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town
QH105.M2 S54 2010
Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land -- observing the wilderness in her own neighborhood in rural Maine.
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