It's an introduction to the wonders of nature; an invitation to look and learn in their garden and in the bush.
The 100 page book describes over 70 common native species and includes 200 images. It's an A5 spiral bound book for easier handling.
Here's an example of the Echidna, Eastern Spinebill and orchids pages.
It is presented as a personal diary with the description of each animal and plant followed by a suggestion of what to look for in their garden and the bush. A set of questions is then asked that can be ticked off.
Several paintings and drawings are included that may spark an interest in trying to draw or paint our animals and plants.
While the material in the book is aimed at children and presented at their level, there may be bits and pieces that may be of interest to grown-ups.
The book is available at most bookshops in the Blue Mountains including -
For enquiries and orders please contact Alan Page at this email address.
The Greater Blue Mountains is one of Australia's most important and diverse conservation areas, and is listed on the World Heritage register.
The region also has local communities and a wider spread of citizens committed to its long-term protection.
This website aims to provide comprehensive information on the natural heritage of the Blue Mountains, supported with artistic responses to the local environment and profiles of conservationists who have played a significant role in the region.
We want to inspire and inform with a combination of visual, artistic, personal and technical content.
We strive for accuracy and integrity by involving local experts and referencing authoritative documents. Wherever possible and necessary we will always obtain permission and acknowledge the source of intellectual property (words and images) that we include in the website content. If you notice any inaccuracy, unattributed content or falsely attributed content, please contact us.
We hope you enjoy these offerings.