Connections- Web Sites and Sources for Nature Writers and Readers

Arctic Stories- An elementary school project helping students from various Canadian areas learn about life in other areas. The project could be adapted easily to help students learn about the natural world.

Audubon - the magazine of the National Audubon Society
Audubon regularly contains new nature writing of the highest quality in each issue. I particularly enjoy Ted Williams and his Earth Almanac. Every issue contains good reading and many good ideas for writers.

Advanced Book Exchange - a searchable database and ordering system for out of print books. Try searching for your favorite old nature book. You'll be surprised at the vast selection available.

Bird Watcher's Digest - online articles from the popular magazine provide good models for your naturewriting.

The Blogspot of Henry David Thoreau- A creative posting of quotations from Thoreau's Journals. The quotations parallel the current modern date. The reader is able to respond with observations about the postings.

Dan James--Nature Photography - Dan James is a nature photographer and nature writer. His site has some interesting images that might provide good inspiration for your own poems, reflections, and stories.

The Great Naturalists - A lesson plan for teachers to use to help students explore the lives and discoveries of naturalists. It would be an excellent study guide for home school and independent learning.

The Haiku Society of America - Promotes the reading and writing of haiku in English.

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History- a non-profit
research & education organization in York, South Carolina USA.
Directed by Bill Hilton Jr., aka "The Piedmont Naturalist." The site includes many nature writing articles by Bill Hilton in HILTON POND PUBLICATIONS .

Inspirational Sayings - Inspirational community website, featuring inspirational sayings, famous quotes, motivational clips and posters and a community of like-minded individuals seking inspiration in daily life.

John Burroughs Association - Information about the naturalist and a list of Burroughs Medal Award Books

The Living Sea- Writings from Florida by Lazaro Ruda. Beautiful photographs including amazing underwater night dolphin shots.

eNature - provides information about animals, plants, and places as well as list keeping tools for your own observations.

National Outdoor Book Awards. Sponsored by Idaho State University, this annual award honors the best in outdoor writing and publishing.

Natural History Magazine - online articles provide many good ideas for nature writing. Scientific information from these articles can be good starting points for reflective writing about your own local natural history.

Nature -- Official site of the BBC Television program.

The Owl Nest-Box Cam- A wonderful journal, in writing, photos and sound, of years of owl watching at the author's back yard owl nest box. Delightful.

The Sigurd F. Olson Web Site- A collection of writings by and about Sigurd Olson. An essay entitled "The Land Beyond the Rim: Sigurd Olson's Wilderness Theology" is an inspirational look at the beliefs that empowered his life and writing.

Sierra Club's John Muir Exhibit - a biography, bibliography, and photo gallery of this classic nature writer. The site also includes a message board forum.

The Thoreau Reader - a complete study site on the life, works, and influence of Henry David Thoreau. A wide range of materials provide inspiration for study of Thoreau and and for your own nature writing. Very helpful.

Urban Nature Observations - a blog about wildlife rescue and the world of nature in the city by Cordelia Naumann.

The World As Home- a web site on nature writing sponsored by Milkweed Editions and supported by the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund. It links nature writing to eco-regions and gives reviews and excerpts of literary writing about the natural world.

The World Haiku Club - An online nmagazine for haiku readers and writers from all over the world.

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