On Tuesday May 8th, 6:30 pm Bowdoin College biologist Nathaniel T. Wheelwright will discuss his recent book “The Naturalist’s Notebook” at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street.

Wheelwright and best-selling author Bernd Heinrich  co-wrote “The Naturalist’s Notebook” to teach nature lovers of all ages to be more mindful, curious and knowledgeable about the natural world, no matter where they live, using a calendar-journal format and Heinrich’s classic illustrations as inspiration. The book’s  unique five-year calendar format helps you create a long-term record and point of comparison for memorable events, such as the first songbird you hear in spring, your first monarch butterfly sighting of summer, or the appearance of the northern lights.

Professor Wheelwright’s presentation will describe the origin of the project and the joys, challenges, and fulfillment of keeping a systematic nature journal. Books will be available to purchase at the program.

Nathaniel T.Wheelwright is the Bass Professor of Natural Sciences at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The 2015 winner of the Ecological Society of America’s Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education, he is also the author of numerous scientific publications and co-editor of Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest.

Friends of Sears Island (FOSI), is co-sponsoring the program which is free and open to the public. To learn more about FOSI, visit www.friendsofsearsisland.org

For more information about the program, please call the library at 338-3884 ext.10.