If you are the type of person who goes on nature hikes only to stop and examine the different types of plants along the way, then this book is for you. The Wild Year melds together plant information, folklore, and foraging into one colorful and beautifully illustrated travel companion. Author Kristyna Baczynski is also a comic book artist and her drawings add a lighthearted and fun element to this guide. A great gift for yourself or the nature lovers in your life.
An illustrated guide to exploring nature, one surprising season—and plant—at a time.
Whether you’re an avid nature lover or newly discovering the world outside your door, you’ll find information and inspiration in this beautifully illustrated pocket companion. Organized by season, its colorful pages are brimming with wondrous wildflowers and plants to discover as you wander, forage, and explore—from alder, foxglove, and fireweed to mistletoe, yarrow, and many more.
Artist Kristyna Baczynski blends writing, research, and illustrations that celebrate more than ninety plant specimens, drawn in detail for identification, along with historical, scientific, and folkloric information highlighting the unique backstory and beauty of these everyday natural wonders. You’ll also find checklists, foraging tips, and room for field notes and sketches.
Take your daily neighborhood walk or weekend hike to the next level with this vibrant and irresistible guide.
About the Author
Kristyna Baczynski is an illustrator, comic book artist, and author who grew up in the Pennines of Yorkshire, in a family from the Carpathians of Ukraine. She lives and draws in Leeds, England.