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Author Beehler, Bruce McP., author.

Title Natural encounters : biking, hiking, and birding through the seasons / Bruce M. Beehler ; with illustrations by John C. Anderton
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1 Late June and July-Sunny, Lazy Days; 2 August-Heat and Poison Ivy; 3 September-Crickets and Broad-Wings; 4 October-Crisp Days, Northwest Winds; 5 November-Tumbling Leaves; 6 December-Approach of Winter; 7 January-River Ice; 8 February-Last of Winter; 9 March-First of Spring; 10 April-Awakenings; 11 May-Fulsome Spring, the Warbler Rush; 12 June-Chasing the Last of Spring; Afterword; Acknowledgments; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary A twelve-month excursion through nature's seasons as recounted by a lifetime naturalist In this "personal encyclopedia of nature's seasons," lifetime naturalist Bruce Beehler reflects on his three decades of encountering nature in Washington, D.C. The author takes the reader on a year-long journey through the seasons as he describes the wildlife seen and special natural places savored in his travels up and down the Potomac River and other localities in the eastern and central United States. Some of these experiences are as familiar as observing ducks on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., or as unexpected as collecting fifty-million-year-old fossils on a Potomac beach. Beyond our nation's capital, Beehler describes trips to nature's most beautiful green spaces up and down the East Coast that, he says, should be on every nature lover's bucket list. Combining diary entries, riffs on natural subjects, field trips, photographs, and beautiful half-tone wash drawings, this book shows how many outdoor adventures are out there waiting in one's own backyard. The author inspires the reader to embrace nature to achieve a more peaceful existence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Outdoor recreation -- Washington (D.C.) -- Guidebooks
Hiking -- Washington (D.C.) -- Guidebooks
Cycling -- Washington (D.C.) -- Guidebooks
Natural areas -- Washington (D.C.) -- Guidebooks
Natural history -- Washington (D.C.) -- Guidebooks
NATURE -- Essays.
NATURE -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
Natural areas
Natural history
Outdoor recreation
Washington (D.C.) -- Guidebooks
Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form Guidebooks
Form Electronic book
Author Anderton, John, illustrator
ISBN 9780300244892