Nature Magazine: Through The Lens of a Photographer
The Wannabe Naturalist offers education, a free magazine subscription with exceptional landscape, wildlife and nature photography and relevant products for anyone that aspires to be an amateur naturalist to enhance their experience and interactions with nature.
If you had life do-over, what would you be? We would be Naturalists!
Therefore, the next best thing is to be a Wannabe Naturalist — exploring the relationship between nature, the environment, story-telling, photography and life. Pursuing a mission of becoming more connected to the natural world.
As dedicated amateur students of nature, as well as avid gardeners, birdwatchers, embracing outdoor activities and nature photographers; we do not speak with the vocabulary of taxonomic groupings, species, and genera, but communicate clearly in language easy to understand.
We love to share knowledge, experiences and beautiful photography; we believe that Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD) is real; and agree that “forest bathing” (fully clothed, of course . . .😎) makes us happier, healthier, and more creative.
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What is a Wannabe Naturalist?
A wannabe naturalist is someone that aspires to be an amateur naturalist. From birdwatchers to gardeners, they care about the natural world and want to preserve it.
Anole Mating, Reproduction and Courting
Most anole species are highly territorial. Territorial anoles will fan their dewlap, bob their head, perform "push-ups", raise their crest, and do a wide range of other behaviors to scare away potential competitors. Most importantly, to attract a mate!
The Complete Gardener Book Review
Book Review of A Practical, Imaginative Guide to Every Aspect of Gardening by Monty Don. Even great gardeners like Monty Don are always learning and always experimenting. This extensively revised new edition of his Complete Gardener brings you right up-to-date…
Hours of research went into writing about anoles. For more than three years I followed the life-cycle of our backyard lodgers. This article covers FAQs from the book The Lovable Little Garden Lizards by Eugene L Brill, photographer, and author.
Growing Camellia, Daffodils and Cosmos Flowers
Camellias are evergreen shrubs or small trees up to 20 m (66 ft) tall. Narcissus (Daffodils) is a genus of predominantly spring-flowering perennial plants of the amaryllis family. Grown easily from seeds, cosmos can survive in poor soil conditions.
Anole Lizards Overview and Bibliography
Anole lizards have been studied extensively, and there is no shortage of scientific papers about them. The basis of my research is the book by Steven B. Isham, Anoles, Those Florida Yard Lizards. Other resources are listed in the biography.
How to Post Eye-catching Images on Social Media
Social Media is a visual medium, so the photographs must speak for themselves. You don’t need to be a professional photographer (phone cameras work just fine), but your photos and videos should abide by the photography basics in order to…
What is a Naturalist?
A naturalist is a person who studies nature through the direct observation of animals and plants.