Nature Watch Austin: Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland

Ducks in January bats in March rain lilies in April meteors in August the predictable appearance of fauna and flora allows humans to experience the natural cycles in the environment, no matter how urban the setting In Nature Watch Austin, avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events thDucks in January bats in March rain lilies in April meteors in August the predictable appearance of fauna and flora allows humans to experience the natural cycles in the environment, no matter how urban the setting In Nature Watch Austin, avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events that define the seasons in the city of Austin and its surrounding areas Month by month, each chapter profiles the plants, animals, insects, and other natural phenomena that are particularly noteworthy at that time of year The authors also provide suggestions on how and where to see them from driving to a nearby water treatment plant to lounging by the backyard bird feeder Opening with a chart on weather, temperature, and daylight hours, each month s chapter features photographs and original illustrations by the authors A list of references includes area field guides and in depth sources of information by subject No matter how clogged with traffic and entombed in concrete, even large cities harbor wildlife and support a community of plants, either in tucked away places both familiar and unexpected, or in parks and preserves dedicated to city dwellers in search of open space Learning the annual rhythms of urban wildland encourages everyone to be in tune with nature and welcome the opportunities to enjoy it, year after year.
Nature Watch Austin Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland Ducks in January bats in March rain lilies in April meteors in August the predictable appearance of fauna and flora allows humans to experience the natural cycles in the environment no matter how urb

  • Title: Nature Watch Austin: Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland
  • Author: Lynne Weber Jim Weber
  • ISBN: 9781603444316
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Nature Watch Austin: Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland”

    1. We are loving this book. It is so nice that to find a book that is so specific to Austin. Everything in it is around here and most is easily found. I love that it gives advice on what trails/parks are the best to find different things. And the layout is by Month - four sections per month - so we are reading a section each week - going along with the year. Perfect for our nature study aspect of homeschool. It has been spot on so far. And it has helped me FINALLY solve the mystery about what type [...]

    2. The book is by two master naturalists. It purports to be a month-by-month journal of natural events throughout the year in Austin, TX. It is really just all the cool things these two have learned about nature. The month-by-month is just a bit of an organizing principle. The one add-on is a listing of places around Austin where the discussed phenomena can be observed. That said, there is much to be learned from the book. I will refer to it many times for the cool learnings that I missed in my own [...]

    3. This is an excellent book for folks in Austin or nearby, with a lot of interesting pictures and drawings so you can identify what you're looking at.

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