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The Naturalist’s Notebook

September 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please Join us to hear from Nathanial Wheelwright, author of The Naturalist’s Notebook, a guide for tracking the changes in the natural world around us.

The September Sustainability Series program will feature Bowdoin College biologist, Nathaniel T. Wheelwright. The event will take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 26th in the Rines Auditorium at the Main Branch. Wheelwright will speak about the book he wrote with Bernd Heinrich, The Naturalist’s Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You. The book teaches 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. Professor Wheelwright’s presentation will describe the origin of the project and the joys, challenges and fulfillment of keeping a systematic nature journal in a changing world.

Books will be available for sale. The authors are donating 100% of their royalties to conservation and environmental education.

About the Author

picture of the male author smiling, with arms crossed leaning against a treeNathaniel T. Wheelwright is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Biology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Yale University (1975) and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington (1982).

Portland’s Sustainability Series: Leading conversations on Maine’s changing climate

Sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series will present a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative as we engage in these important issues and conversations.


September 26, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Portland Public Library