by Julia Zarankin
One of the great pleasures that I have had during Covid, although there are not many, has been visiting my local botanical garden on a regular basis. I love walking through the woods and being in the wetlands as these are places where I hear, and sometimes see, the birds. I recognize only a few but am learning from some of the birdwatchers that I meet, all of whom are happy to share their knowledge. I know robins, cardinals, bluejays, etc. and have now seen a hawk, a red bellied woodpecker and an owl. But enough about me since I did not write or narrate this book.
Field Notes tells a beautiful and interconnected story of a woman’s life and her evolution as a birder. It was not the expected route for an emigre daughter of classical music teachers but the journey has been memorable. Share all that the author has learned and experienced as she connected with nature and herself. The narrator is engaging; I felt as if I was listening to a friend.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub Date 05 Jan 2021