How to become a naturalist

There are so many different animals, plants and stuff out there that it can seem overwhelming. Many of us wish we could recognise and put a name to the trees and birds we see, but only experts are any good at that. We don’t have the time, the luxury to learn that kind of thing. Or so we think.

You don’t have to be an expert or a full time naturalist to be able to recognise the plants and animals around us. After all, you don’t need to learn the entire natural history of the world to be able to name the twenty most common birds and ten most common trees in your area. Birds and trees…



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David de Caires Watson

Nuclear futurist, chartered physicist, safety engineer, amateur birder and pedal power enthusiast. Writer for The Kernel mag. Founder of Atomic Trends.