Sharing with you resources helping me connect with nature’s wonderful language:
Books: Alecia Spooner’s Geology for Dummies, Arin Murphy-Hiscock’s The Hidden Meaning of Birds, Barry Lopez’s Of Wolves and Men, Dante Ambrosio’s Balatik, Henry David Thoreau’s Nature and Walden, Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem, Michael Balick’s Plants, People, and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany, National Geographic magazines, New World Library’s The Sacred Earth, Rachel Carson’s The Edge of the Sea, Silent Spring, and The Sense of Wonder, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, Roland Ennos’ The Age of Wood, Stefano Mancuso’s The Revolutionary Genius of Plants, Stephen Maran’s Astronomy for Dummies, Tim Fisher’s A Photographic Guide to Birds of the Philippines, Tristan Gooley’s The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs. For reviews, visit Goodreads and Scribd*.
Sites: Merlin Bird ID app, Plant Snap app, Pinoy Mountaineer, US National Park Service (this site offers a wealth of tips on how to camp and hike in different temperate and tropical environments), SkyView Lite for Android and iOS, Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
(*Note: It helps keep this site going every time you sign up or book from these links. I am a big fan and have been using these sites since 2015. If this blog helped you in any way, it doesn’t hurt to make your booking from these links. Thank you!)
P.S. My keys to sustainable nature trips: bring your essentials and some extras (batteries, clothes, first aid kit, flashlight or headlamp, food, money, pocketknife, water), check the weather before going, follow local rules, get a local guide, start exploring from your home and neighborhood first, stick to the path, wear appropriate clothing and shoes, no one may never really understand floral and faunal whys… and that’s perfectly fine ❤