Learn how to navigate through any landscape—forests, deserts, even your own backyard—through observation of the world around you!
Put away your map, look up from your phone, and let nature be your guide.
Rediscover nature’s hidden signs as you delve into the amazing science of natural navigation. Meet two young adventurers, as they discover the joy of finding their way using nature’s clues. From worms, honeybees, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young adventurers are shown what to look and listen for wherever they are—whether in the back garden, a vast meadow, or the open sea.
Top wilderness trainer Craig Caudill shares more than 200 tips for reading nature from decades spent walking the land around his home and around the world. So, whether you’re walking in the country, along a coastline, or out at night, this is the ultimate guide on what the land, sky, plants, animals, and weather can reveal—if you only know where to look!
By opening our senses to the unfolding world of nature all around us, this visual compendium can be enjoyed by all the family to transform the way the natural world is experienced.
Craig Caudill is the owner of Nature Reliance School in Kentucky, where he teaches children wilderness safety and survival skills. He is passionate about reading nature’s signposts and is the author of Extreme Wilderness Survival: Essential Knowledge to Survive Any Outdoor Situation Short-Term Or Long-Term, With Or Without Gear and Alone Or With Others, alongside co-hosting the Nature Reliance Media podcast. Carrie Shryock is an artist, illustrator, and appreciator of nature. She grew up on a farm in central Missouri where she spent her childhood picking bouquets of wildflowers and exploring the wide-open prairie under a big cloud-filled sky. She still loves visiting wild and beautiful places, watching thunderstorms roll across the prairie. and sleeping under the stars. It's the colors of the landscape, the changing seasons, and the beautiful complexity of the natural world that fuels her work.
"Created with graphite and digital tools, the detailed double-page illustrations are well composed, beautifully colored, and full of interesting details. . .An attractive guide to nature."