Grove, Simon (Author), Keith Davis (Illustrator)

Naturalist Simon Grove invites you to join him on a life-affirming journey of discovery that explores Tasmania’s remarkable natural world, through its forests, among its mountains, around its shores and across its unfolding seasons. Walk (or swim!) alongside him as he guides you through a delightful series of nature encounters that speak to Tasmania’s sense of separateness, of history, and of Deep Time. Thoughtful, quirky, confiding and evocative, Simon’s prose reminds us that immersion in nature is pivotal for our wellbeing, and the natural world key to our survival.

“This fascinating book shines in every detail and is compelling at every level.” ~Dr Sally Bryant AM, Wildlife scientist

Simon Grove is Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart.  He hails from England.  Following doctoral research in the Daintree rainforests of tropical North Queensland, he moved to Tasmania with his young family in 2001, to work as a Conservation Biologist. A lifelong naturalist, he is author of The Seashells of Tasmania: A Comprehensive Guide, and has also published widely on Tasmanian natural history and ecology. Simon regularly chats about Tasmanian invertebrates on local radio, and in 2019 was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion.

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Forty South Publishing, October 2023.    416 pages, paperback, 13 colour illustrations, 52 black and white illustrations