September is full of birding events in Lafayette! You can birdwatch at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, celebrate bird migration at Waneka Lake, or discover the changes in feathered fauna in our region on September 8, 10:30 am at Lafayette Public Library. If that’s not enough, never fear: the library has lots of books to keep you inspired and informed!
Birds of the Rocky Mountains, by Chris Fisher, describes over 300 bird species found in the Rocky Mountain region with colorful illustrations.
American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of Colorado, by Ted Floyd, contains color photographs and clear descriptions, accompanied by identification tips and a directory of birding destinations.
Birding for the Curious: The Easiest Way for Anyone to Explore the Incredible World of Birds, by Nate Swick, is packed with easy, fun activities and information for those getting started with birding.
On the Wing: To the Edge of the Earth with the Peregrine Falcon, by Alan Tennant, recounts the author’s effort to track the transcontinental migration of the peregrine falcon.
H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald, describes the author’s experience training a goshawk as a means of coping with the loss of her father.
Sharing Nature: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages, by Joseph Bharat Cornell, promotes nature education with games and activities that tap into our natural curiosity, imagination, and wonder.
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, by Florence Williams, demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think.
Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life, by Richard Louv, outlines the benefits of a strong nature connection and includes 500 activities for children and adults.
The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, by John Muir Laws, provides a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist
Projects for the Birder’s Garden: Over 100 Easy Things that You Can Make to Turn Your Yard and Garden into a Bird-Friendly Haven, by Fern Marshall Bradley, offers ideas and step-by-step instructions for creating your own private nature preserve
Check out the City of Lafayette’s event calendar for more information, and find more birding books in the library’s catalog!