Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of 15-year-old Dara McAnulty’s world. From spring and through a year in his home patch in Northern Ireland, Dara spent the seasons writing. These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are raw in their telling.
Diary of a Young Naturalist portrays Dara’s intense connection to the natural world, and his perspective as a teenager juggling exams and friendships alongside a life of campaigning.
‘In writing this book,’ Dara explains, ‘I have experienced challenges but also felt incredible joy, wonder, curiosity and excitement. In sharing this journey my hope is that people of all generations will not only understand autism a little more but also appreciate a child’s eye view on our delicate and changing biosphere.’
Praise for Diary of a Young Naturalist:
“McAnulty’s writing glows with his deep sympathy for the natural world.” – Tim Flannery.
“An impassioned and original plea for protection for our delicate and changing biosphere….a lovely and remarkable book” – Spectator
Find out why this book is so remarkable with these notes which will help you delve further into the themes and rich background stories of the diary.