How to Read Nature: An Expert's Guide to Discovering the Outdoors You've Never Noticed
Nobody wakes up in the morning and decides to shut down their senses and stumble through each day in an oblivious bubble, and yet some people end up having much richer experiences than others. In this guidebook, natural navigator Tristan Gooley strives to reawaken our senses to help us understand and deepen our personal experience of nature. His message is to connect-however we can and to whatever draws us in. Some listeners will find they have a knack for predicting rain or, after ten minutes of trying to draw a tree, that they will never look at trees the same way again. For others, the landscape will come to life once they see everything from butterflies to bears as locked in a Darwinian struggle for survival. By pairing his philosophy-that there's much more to nature than meets the eye if we know where and how to look-with fifteen simple get-out-the-door exercises, Gooley invites readers who have shared his previous adventures to go out and make their own discoveries.