Secrets of a Devon Wood: My Nature Journal hits the shelves
Jo Brown’s keenly awaited debut title, Secrets of a Devon Wood: My Nature Journal, is out today! The book is a beautifully illustrated insight into the natural world of the Devon countryside, recorded in painstaking detail by nature-lover Jo. The Journal has already garnered media publicity, including a double-page spread in the Daily Mail.
Artist and illustrator Jo Brown started keeping her nature diary in a bid to document the small wonders of the wood behind her home in Devon.
The pages in this book are an exact replica of those in her original journal, a rich illustrated memory of Jo’s discoveries in the order in which she found them.
In enchanting, minute detail she zooms in on a bog beacon mushroom, a buff-tailed bumblebee, or a native bluebell. And she notes facts about their physiology and life history.
Secrets of a Devon Wood is a treat for the senses, a hymn to the intricate beauty of the natural world and a quiet call to arms for all of us to acknowledge and preserve it. It is a book that will stay with you long after you finally put it down.
The book is available now in hardback.