by Clare Gogerty; illustrated by Maria Nilsson
Enrich your city lifestyle with 50 illustrated activities and step-by-step projects designed to engage, explore, and appreciate the urban nature and wildlife around you.
Designed with curious city-dwellers and nature-lovers in mind, this accessible illustrated book provides all the inspiration you need to become an urban explorer and naturalist. Packed with 200 illustrations and 50 invigorating projects, this practical urban activity guide teaches you how to explore the wild land, water, and sky in your own city, offering inventive ways to interact with nature in all its forms.
Study trees and create a leaf journal in the park, go birdwatching, grow your own herbs, learn when and how to see star constellations in the city sky, make land art by arranging natural materials into a beautiful display, and so much more. This guide even includes family friendly activities that allow parents and children to interact with nature together. Let go of daily stresses and step into the natural world around you in your own urban wild.
Hardcover, 144 pages. 5.3 x 7.3 inches.
Princeton Architectural Press
PRAISE FOR 50 THINGS TO DO IN THE URBAN WILD...
"Clare Gogerty's charming and useful 50 Things to Do in the Urban Wild will help you get closer to the natural world that is all around, no matter how urban your neighborhood....She makes it easy. Put on your shoes (or, if the weather allows, take them off), pick up this book and go outside."
– Star Tribune
"Readers don’t have to get out of the city to enjoy some wilderness. Describing activities such as birding, stargazing, and gardening, travel writer and urban gardener Gogerty offers ways to 'engage, explore, and appreciate' the city."
– Library Journal
About the Author/ Illustrator:
Clare Gogerty is a writer and journalist who lives on a smallholding in Herefordshire, England. She contributes lifestyle and travel features to The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, English Heritage Magazine, and Which? Travel among many others. She is also the author of several books. Having spent decades in London, she has abundant personal experience of urban gardening, from running a community growing project to planting a mini orchard and creating a wildlife-friendly front garden.
Maria Nilsson is a freelance illustrator based in London. She is the illustrator behind this book and others in the Explore More" series, including 50 Things to Do with a Penknife, 40 Knots and How to Tie Them, 50 Things to See in the Sky, 50 Things to Do in the Wild, and 50 Things to Do at the Beach.