Get this day-by-day study of nature that includes daily essays accompanied by detailed illustrations and full-color photos.
Follow along as expert author Larry Weber guides you through the natural world, one day at a time. His day-to-day excursions into the great outdoors help you to know exactly what's happening seasonally in the Great Lakes and New England regions. Fascinating nature essays for each and every day of the year are paired with professional illustrations. Naturalist Sparky Stensaas provides more insights through his color photographs and detailed captions. A "photo edition" of Larry's Backyard Almanac, this daily companion will surely be your go-to reference for what's happening in your backyard and beyond.
- Day-by-day phenology for all 365 days of the year
Over 1,200 full-color photographs
Amazing natural history facts
Nearly 400 illustrations
Space to record your own nature notes
The information presented in this book is applicable to the Upper Midwest and Northeast--from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario to New England and New York.
Larry Weber's own "backyard" is his old farm in Carlton County, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife and son. He was a science teacher for more than 40 years, and he received the Minnesota Secondary Science Teacher of the Year and the National Biology Teacher Association's Middle School Life Science Teacher of the Year awards. He has weekly radio phenology programs and a phenology column for a local newspaper. He is the author of Butterflies of the North Woods, Spiders of the North Woods, Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods, Web Watching, and Awesome Autwin. Daily walks on his land keep Larry in tune with the phenology of our northern flora and fauna. Sparky Stensaas is a naturalist, a publisher, and the author of six books on the natural history of the North Woods. He is a photographer with a passion for all things wild, including birds (duh!), spiders, (wow!), butterflies (ooh!), fungi (really?), mammals, moths, and miscellaneous Minnesota stuff. Sparky's latest venture is Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, a non-profit aimed at educating the public about the natural history of bogs and purchasing and preserving land in one of North America's premiere birding locations. He lives with his wife, Bridget, and sons, Birk and Bjorn, under the big pines in the Nemadji Valley of northern Minnesota.