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    • Premium Color interior
    • 88 pages
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  • Keywords
    • nature,
    • environmental conservation,
    • poetry,
    • art,
    • plants,
    • Canada,
    • wildlife

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A Portrait of Astonishing Nature
by Chris Buddle

In A Portrait of Astonishing Nature, 53 works of original poetry and watercolour paintings come together to celebrate the animals and plant life that surround us in our everyday lives. From the elusive Alces alces (moose) to the colour-changing Mustela erminea (shorttailed weasel), each species we encounter deserves the right to survive and thrive. The flora and and fauna profiled in this book have all been found in the Creek 53 watershed, which is in the western part of Hudson, Quebec. Thiis area is home to over a dozen different kinds of amphibians and reptiles, over 60 tree species, 150 or more plant species, and over 180 bird species, and hundreds of insects and spider species. The Creek 53 Conservancy Trust will be the beneficiary of profits from the sale of this book, preserving the land for future generations. You will be amazed at the diversity and stunning beauty of life right on your doorstep. A Portrait of Astonishing Nature is a must-read for any nature lover or budding conservationist.

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Chris Buddle is a poet, writer, illustrator, and Professor of Entomology at McGill University. He has spent most of his life enthralled with the natural world, and has travelled extensively across Canada and beyond. A pen or paintbrush is never far from his grasp as he is forever dedicated to creating awareness of natural history and documenting biodiversity. Chris lives in Hudson, Quebec, which is a beautiful town nestled next to the Ottawa River, bordered by agricultural fields, forests, and other natural areas. He lives with his wife, two cats, a cocker spaniel named Quincy Cumber, a tarantula, and fish. Information about the Creek 53 Conservancy Trust can be found at:


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