This is an ongoing list of nature writers that have inspired and instructed me. Links are to reviews at my other blog, Across the Page.

Mary Austin, The Land of Little Rain

Liberty Hyde Bailey, The Holy Earth

Wendell Berry, everything he’s written! (I’ve reviewed some of it here.)

Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm

John Burroughs, A Sharp Lookout (an anthology of his nature writing)

Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us

Francis Collins, The Language of God

Anna Botsford Comstock, Handbook of Nature Study

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey

Suzie Gilbert, Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

David George Haskell, The Forest Unseen

Sue Hubbell, A Country Year

Wes Jackson, Becoming Native to this Place

David Kline, Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer’s Journal

Anne LaBastille books

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

C.S. Lewis, Miracles (contains some interesting discussion of nature from a philosophical/theological perspective)

Bill McKibben, The End of Nature, The Comforting Whirlwind

Peri McQuay, A Wing in the Door: Life with a Red-tailed Hawk

John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds and Eastern Birds’ Nests

Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of North America, Eastern Region

Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose, Wolf Willow

James Still, River of Earth

Thoreau’s Walden and “Walking”