The latest addition to the Backyard Bird Guides collection of the eminent Peterson Field Guide series, Identifying and Feeding Birds presents all the essential information needed to establish a bird-friendly backyard in a style that is wonderfully conversational without sacrificing any of the basic scientific information in the process.
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Calpurnia Tate is the child all naturalists wish they were as children: endlessly curious, possessing of boundless energy, and most important of all, beginning their explorations of the natural world at an age when the mind has not yet been conditioned to repress questions because they might seem silly or pointless to others.
“Would it really happen?” I kept asking myself. “Will I know it if I see it?” They said it would not be particularly dramatic if it happens – our latitude is too low; it would only be a glow on the horizon.
Regardless of where your travels might take you in this world (and if Sir Richard Branson is successful in his venture, any other) it’s always a good idea to read-up on your destination before you go.