decorated boards, 1,021 pp., $90.00
paper, 342 p., $22.95
This highly readable book will appeal to a wide range of readers. Looking out of her window one day, Mary Blocksma realizes that she cannot name one tree that appears in front of her. Prompted by this realization, she sets out over a year to embark on regular nature walks to identify and discover more about the trees, birds, flowers, animals and other creatures that can be spotted near her home on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The result: her delightful book Great Lakes Nature: An Outdoor Year.