Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window
You don’t have to travel around the world or spend a ton of money to enjoy the wonders of nature. Look Up! Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window is a series of well-researched nature essays that will inspire readers to experience the outdoors in an affordable, accessible and joyful way. The essays encourage backyard and local bird watching, native plant landscaping and restoration, practical energy conservation and land conservation. They also explore how we can derive psychological benefits from these activities”how nature can help us live happier, more fulfilled and rewarding lives.
About the Author
Woody Wheeler is a nature educator and tour guide for Conservation Catalyst, a business he started eight years ago to inspire people to appreciate birds and natural history. He also guides for Naturalist Journeys, an international birding and natural history tour company. Previously, Woody worked for environmental nonprofits including The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society and Seattle Parks Foundation. He helped these groups protect natural areas; establish nature centres, park lands and bicycle/pedestrian trails.
Praise for ‘Look Up!’
“Woody offers a fresh perspective, freely sharing knowledge of ecology, bird behaviour and the critical component of conservation.”
Peg Abbott, Executive Director, Naturalist Journeys
“Woody always does such a great job of introducing people to birding and inspiring them to make it a part of their lives.”
Jeff Parsons, Founding Director, Barn Beach Reserve – Leavenworth, WA
“Woody is one of the best I know when it comes to engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in the wonders of the natural world. His insights into nature, from highly urbanized areas to wilderness, are a joy to discover, maybe because his own joy in the natural world comes across through his writings and teachings.”
Gail Gatton, Executive Director, Audubon Washington
“Some of the very finest days spent outdoors have been those with Woody Wheeler. He is not only a master of birds, but also of habitats and ecosystems, conservation and public issues, politics and solutions. You will learn from a master teacher values of sustainability, the philosophy of legacy, and stewardship across generations.”
David Armstrong, Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
Interview on Seattle KKNW radio about my book.