A Guide to the Wonderful World Around Us
Notes on Nature
Author: Brannen Basham
From mushrooms to the moon, A Guide to the Wonderful World Around Us takes readers on a journey throughout planet Earth and beyond. The book explores 60 nature-based topics broken into six chapters.
- The Natural World
- Fantastic Plants
- Our Animal Friends
- Strictly Insects (Mostly Pollinators)
- Human Innovation & Impact
- A Look to the Future
Each article in A Guide to the Wonderful World Around Us stands alone and can be enjoyed in any order the reader chooses. The topics inside every chapter are examined through individual articles that range from two to five pages, offering key takeaways, highlight, and often an illustration.
For readers 8th grade+
Brannen Basham is a nature writer living in Waynesville, NC. He and his wife, Jill Jacobs, are owners of Spriggly’s Beescaping, a nature education business dedicated to increasing environmental awareness. With a special focus on the 4,000+ species of native bees in North America, Spriggly’s works to increase appreciation for beneficial insects, habitat restoration, and the wonderful world around us.
This book is based on expanded versions of Brannen’s weekly nature articles for The Sylva Herald of Sylva, NC. Brannen has presented over 30 times in the last 4 years, including a keynote presentation with the Monarchs Across Georgia’s annual Pollinator Symposium, hosted by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.