An online resource based on the award-winning nature guide

Other Books by Mary Holland

My children’s book, Milkweed Visitors, introduces many species of insects that visit a milkweed patch. This book was placed on the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Books and Films’ (SB&F) list for the best books of 2006 in the category Children’s Books under Zoological Sciences.

To order, you may go to the publisher’s website or your local bookstore.


FerdinandFox_187My newest book is FERDINAND FOX’S FIRST SUMMER. Follow this young fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life. He’s about a month old when he first comes out of the den. Watch as he explores the world around him, learning how to hunt through play and by using his senses. See the changes as he grows from a young kit to a young fox. After all, by the next summer, he’ll have children of his own!



4 responses

  1. At this time of year, we start to see the caterpillars. However I now see FUZZY white ones and not the usual brown or brown and black. What does this mean? Any winter prediction relevance?

    August 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    • Hi Alix,
      There are a number of white, hairy caterpillars, so I would have to see a picture. The Hickory Tussock Moth (Lophocampa caryae) is one, but it’s usually pupated by October. IF you want to send a photo to me at, I’ll do my best to i.d. it for you!

      November 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm

  2. Maureen Bogosian

    Mary how do I get you to autograph your new book for a friend? Hope you are well. Maureen

    November 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    • Hi Maureenn
      I’m not sure where you are, but on 11/16 at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be at the Hartland Library doing a book signing, and on 11/18 I’ll be at the Montshire Museum the next day sometime between 5 and 7:30 on 11/18 doing the same. If neither of those days works for you, email me at and we can figure out a time!

      November 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm

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