Celebrate the ordinary wonders of the natural world by noticing something new every day of the year. From acid-yellow lichen on elder branches in January to the woodland aroma of wild garlic, spring becomes summer with poppies adorning the roadside in July and the moth fluttering against your window in late August. Whether it's russet apples in autumn or a friendly garden robin in December, the infinite variety of nature is close at hand throughout the year. Every Day Nature encourages you to find beauty in the everyday and forge your own powerful connection with the nature on your doorstep.
Andy Beer's formative memories of his childhood were spent exploring the insides of overgrown hawthorn hedgerows in the fields across the road, trying to catch speckled wood butterflies and sitting on gates listening to yellowhammers. At the age of 17, he spent a summer on the small island of Fair Isle, underneath big skies with wild seas and no other land in sight, and returned with a love of long horizons and a habit of noticing things. After working on the Woodland Trust's millennium woods project for ten years, he joined the National Trust and was involved with developing a nature campaign called 50 things to do before you are 11¾. He is now the Director of the Midlands, responsible for the land and buildings held by the National Trust from the Welsh border to the Lincolnshire coast his job is not just to look after these places, but to make them as rich in nature and locally loved as possible.
"Both a powerful manifesto and gentle guide to bringing the natural world into your life."
– This England