President: Rick Towle
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Common Birds of Indiana (1945), by Earl Brooks (8MB PDF file)
The Days of a Naturalist: An Autobiography of W. S. Blatchley (280KB PDF file)
2015 Message from the PresidentLet's start with a question, shall we? This is "adapted" from the major thinking behind Richard Louv's newest book, The Nature Principle. Definitely something that is on my mind as we head into 2015!
What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in all of the "everyday actions and distractions?"
So much research has been done (by Louv and others) that shows the importance of spending time in nature to help "counterbalance" all of the indoor time that makes up our lives. How great would it be if we could reduce stress and anxiety, improve motor skills, boost educational outcomes, and generally encourage healthier lifestyles simply by taking time to reconnect with our natural world?
It's a simple thing to do come out and spend time at Blatchley Nature Study Club! Find some common ground with other like-minded people and become a member of the club! Walk the trails check out the wildflowers do some birdwatching!! Find some time in your busy daily schedule that allows you to get a big dose of "vitamin N(ature)!"
— Rick Towle, President
Blatchley Nature Study Club