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.

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