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Diary of a Young Naturalist


Diary of a young naturalist

July 16, 2021– “This diary narrates the change of my world, from spring to winter, at home, in nature, in my head. It travels from the west of Northern Ireland in County Fermanagh to the east in County Down. the uprooting of a home, a change in the county and the landscape, and sometimes the uprooting of my senses and my mind. I am Dara, a child, an acorn. Mom used to call me lon dubh (which is Irish for blackbird) when I it was a baby, and sometimes she still has it. I have the heart of a naturalist, the head of a potential scientist, and the bones of someone who is already weary from the apathy and destruction wrought on the natural world. The manifestations in these pages express my connection to wildlife, try to explain the way I see the world and describe how we weathered storms as a family … “Teenager Dara McAnulty has quickly become one of the world’s most popular writers and activists. acclaimed of Gra n Brittany. His debut work ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’ pays tribute to the wonders of the natural world, the threats they face, and details his own life as a 14-year-old boy with autism, campaigning to protect nature. Read the foreword here. (8 readings)

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To take actionFind out more about Dara’s latest book, “Wild Child” here. [more]

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