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NATURALLY CURIOUS won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award in the Nature Guidebook Category! Here’s what NOBA said about the book:

Naturally Curious is a marvelous new nature guide. And quite naturally, it’s by Mary Holland, one of the East’s most seasoned naturalists. She’s also something of a Renaissance woman: educator, advocate, columnist, and photographer… What makes this guide stand out is the way it’s organized. Starting in March, with the first signs of spring, it covers the changes in the natural world, on a month to month basis. You can’t go wrong with this guidebook. it’s one that you’ll use over and over—naturally.”

I was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio and Vermont Public Television. Check it out:

VPR’s Vermont Edition

VPT’s Profile

There’s a wonderful review of Naturally Curious in Stratton Magazine. Check it out:


Here’s the book trailer for the new edition of Naturally Curious!

4 responses

  1. mary shave

    I read with interest your article in the Valley News of Sept. 23, 2013 on “The Courage of Baby Turtles”. Eleven days prior to that my husband and I were visiting my mother in White River Jct., VT when we saw a very small baby turtle walking across the pavement. It was pouring rain and upon further investigation we collected 18 tiny turtles from the pavement, lawn and nearby bushes, that had obviously hatched very recently. They were about the size of a quarter, soft-shelled and a piece of the yolk sack was still attached on their bellies. We collected them all and returned them to the small pond in front of my mother’s house where snapping turtles have been in residence for years. We are pleased to think that we contributed greatly to the survival of this batch of hatchlings. Mary & Paul Shave, Sittee River, Belize

    October 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    • What a great experience you had, and how lucky those turtles were! I would have loved to have seen and photographed them with their yolk sac still attached…talk about newborns! Many thanks for sharing this experience! Mary

      October 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm

  2. My name is Tea Santoro and I am a student at The Children’s House Jr. High in Traverse City Michigan. I am doing a school project on Mushrooms and would like to use one of your Mushroom Photos (Yellow-orange Fly Agaric Mushroom) for an interpretive sign I am creating. Do I have your permission to use your photo for this purpose?

    October 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

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