Book Review: Nature Lover’s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders by Diane Olson

Winter Reads 2018Nature Lover’s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders by Diane Olson

a nature lover's almanac

 

Paperback, 216 pages

Published June 1st 2012 by GIbbs Smith
synopsis

Did you know that : We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? Fascinating but little-known facts of nature will connect you with the rhythms of the universe and enlighten you every day of the year. Also included are good tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky each month.

Diane Olson’s “Urban Almanac” column, upon which this book is based, has been running in Salt Lake City’s Catalyst magazine for sixteen years. She has also written for New York Spirit, Salt Lake Magazine, and Utah Homes and Gardens. She lives in Salt Lake City.

review

What a wild read!

This book contained tons of interesting facts – everything from the mundane to the disgusting. Both nature nuts and city dwellers will rejoice in this compilation of fun facts.

Some of my favourite entries discussed quirks in the animal kingdom. I loved learning strange quirks about ‘city wildlife’.  I found myself laughing out loud for half of the book.

This collection makes a perfect gift 🙂

About Lisa Lunney

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Autumn/Winter lover. She excels at communications and writes for pleasure and profession.
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