Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. For many of us, when we think of Earth Day it involves getting together with a group of like minded individuals and celebrating not only the life giving beauty of our planet, but also the ways in which we can protect and nurture our environment for generations to come. Don’t let COVID-19 put a damper on your celebrations, instead here are some creative ways you can celebrate Earth and nature today…and every day.
Be Inspired by Great Nature Writers
Nature writing can transport us to new place, inform us of the world around us and open our eyes to the magic and beauty right in front of us. Here are some ebooks currently available through the UCF Libraries to get you started.
The Essential Naturalist edited by Michael H. Graham, Joan Parker and Paul K. Dayton.
“The Essential Naturalist offers … a wide-ranging, eclectic collection of writings from more than eight centuries of observations of the natural world, from Leeuwenhoek to E. O. Wilson, from von Humboldt to Rachel Carson. Featuring commentaries by practicing scientists that offer personal accounts of the importance of the long tradition of natural history writing to their current research, the volume serves simultaneously as an overview of the field’s long history and as an inspirational starting point for new explorations, for trained scientists and amateur enthusiasts alike.”