Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

Dara’s diary shares with you not just his experiences with the natural world, it is also an insight into a young mind in desperate need of calm focus. In a family of autism and social anxiety, their time spent outdoors is vital.

Amongst his precise and surprising observations, Dara processes the changes in his own life: moving country, changing school, making friends, processing the climate crisis and engaging in environmentalism. Within this community he discovers shared passions and inspiring friendships. 

His knowledge and love of wildlife is a heartening reminder of how climate action and attention to nature can connect and enrich a new generation. 

This month’s location: Old Sodbury