One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:  2016:  210 pages Author:  Bernd Heinrich Every story of nature revolves around life forces.  Do we know what connects us all?  Can we see the links?  Bernd Heinrich, Professor Emeritus in the biology department of the University of Vermont,...

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

Reviewed by Becky Emerson Carlberg Written by Aldo Leopold Illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz Oxford University Press Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them.”   In the foreword, Leopold finds himself...

The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

The Bluebird Effect:  Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds  Author:  Julie Zickefoose  This book is a work of love by the author, who, by her own description, is a writer, artist and naturalist living on an eighty acre wildlife sanctuary in Ohio.  For the past forty years...

Plant a Pocket of Prairie

Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root, illustrations by Betsy Bowen, Minneapolis, MN:  University of Minnesota Press, 2014.   This is a children’s book that discusses the loss of prairie habitat and suggests ways a person might create...

Mammal Tracks & Sign by Mark Elbroch

Previously published in our February 2008 newsletter. Contributed by OMNCC member Donna Orrell. A recent jaunt around Lake Arcadia where I saw numerous animal tracks and scat samples made me wish I had brought along my copy of Mammal Tracks & Sign by Mark Elbroch....