Lots and lots of butterflies

Lots and lots of butterflies
Image by JHVEPhoto via Getty Images Pro: Monarch butterflies on a tree in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán (Mexico)

Lots and lots of butterflies are the backdrop in a book I recently read. Did you know that reading is a great way to (re)connect with Nature?

Of course, few things are better than actually being in and connecting with Nature. But when that’s not possible reading a book with Nature as a main character can be a good substitute.

That’s why I always ask guests on ‘Daring Self-Leadership & the Nature Connection’ podcast:

What’s a favourite book of yours that celebrates Nature?

Some guests mention old favourites (like ‘Last Of The Mohicans’).

Some favour more scientific books (like ‘In Praise Of Walking‘).

And others still introduce me to whole new worlds by mentioning books or authors I’ve never heard of. My to-be-read list is steadily growing longer!

An author mentioned by several guests is Barbara Kingsolver.

I had never heard of her but hearing her work praised multiple times, I decided to make a dent in my to-be-read list and start with one of her books: ‘Flight Behavior’.

Monarch butterflies, lots and lots of them — millions in fact — decorate the background of the story.

Ms Kingsolver has a way of writing, especially when describing Nature, that transport you not just into the story, but into its surroundings as well.

Having read two of her books now, I highly recommend her writings as a way to nurture your Nature connection.

What’s a favourite book of yours that celebrates Nature?

As always …

Go dare greatly!

— Gerdi