The best books on nature connection

The Books I Picked & Why

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World

By Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World

Why this book?

This is a fantastic book on the science of how trees communicate amongst themselves—something that humans haven’t understood until very recently. This book will help readers understand the complexity of trees as living beings, and how they work.


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Woodcraft: A practical celebration of the tree

By John Rhyder

Woodcraft: A practical celebration of the tree

Why this book?

Nature connection is not just about meditating in a woodland—it’s about reconnecting to our past and working with the resources we have in the natural world around us. This book will help readers learn all the different crafts and activities they can participate in—and even more importantly, it will teach them sustainable harvesting practices.


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The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

By Anna Hess

The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Why this book?

Even if you aren’t interested in becoming fully self-sufficient, this book is an eye-opening and exciting look at the possibilities available to us. Growing our own food (even some of it) can help us to reconnect with nature. It’s also very empowering.


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Living Druidry

By Emma Restall Orr

Living Druidry

Why this book?

Many people feel a spiritual connection with nature and plants, but they don’t have a framework for understanding it. This book will help readers connect with plants on a spiritual level by following the author through her own nature-based practices. It may or may not be for you, but it will certainly give you a new perspective on nature and the outdoors.


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Walking the Great North Line: From Stonehenge to Lindisfarne to Discover the Mysteries of Our Ancient Past

By Robert Twigger

Walking the Great North Line: From Stonehenge to Lindisfarne to Discover the Mysteries of Our Ancient Past

Why this book?

Nature connection is also about having adventures in the outdoors. What better way to plan new outdoor adventures than to be inspired by someone else’s? This book follows the author on an unconventional new route through England.


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