The Naturalist at Home

Projects for Discovering the Hidden World Around Us

  • 224 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-573-2
  • Apr 18, 2023

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Beautifully illustrated collection of naturalist projects anyone can do at home
  • Features 20 projects with clear descriptions of materials and tools, plus a few bonus activities
  • Includes step-by-step instructions with charming, informative illustrations
  • Tips for troubleshooting and taking the project to the next level

The Naturalist at Home emphasizes hands-on exploration with easy outdoor projects designed to help naturalists observe and study everything from invertebrates to mushrooms to mammals. Critically-acclaimed writer and naturalist Kelly Brenner developed these projects based on real techniques used by naturalists and scientists in the field. Easy to adapt, they are suitable for naturalists at all levels of experience and expertise.

These projects bridge the gap between sophisticated science experiments and easy nature activities and between reading about nature and experiencing it in a real and tangible way. They are simple to carry out, and naturalists can repurpose items they have at home, find them at a thrift store, or purchase inexpensive tools and materials. Detailed descriptions of organisms, along with the author’s hand-drawn illustrations, help naturalists visualize what they may discover.


  • 224 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-573-2
  • Apr 18, 2023

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