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The Secret Signs of Nature | Forest School for kids - Alder & Alouette

The Secret Signs of Nature | Ages 7 to 12 years

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In The Secret Signs of Nature, learn how to navigate through any nature landscape--forests, deserts, even your own backyard--through observation of the world around you—simply reading nature’s signs.

Rediscover nature's hidden signs as you delve into the amazing science of natural navigation. Meet two young adventurers, as they discover the joy of finding their way using nature's clues. From worms, honeybees, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young adventurers are shown what to look and listen for wherever they are--whether in the back garden, a vast meadow, or the open sea.

Top wilderness trainer Craig Caudill shares more than 200 tips for reading nature from decades spent walking the land around his home and around the world. So, whether you're walking in the country, along a coastline, or out at night, this is the ultimate guide on what the land, sky, plants, animals, and weather can reveal--if you only know where to look!  

By opening our senses to the unfolding world of nature all around us, this visual compendium can be enjoyed by all the family to transform the way the natural world is experienced.


  • The Secret Signs of Nature
  • Written by Craig Caudill and illustrated by Carrie Shryock.
  • Published by Magic Cat, May 17, 2022.
  • Ages 7 to 12 years
  • 0.55" H x 11.5" L x 9.29" W (1.5 lbs) 64 pages
  • Hardcover