The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 by Lia Leendertz is a delightful little book for Boggy Doodlers, full of fascinating and useful information.
The pocket-sized book covers a broad range of topics, from gardening to tide times, seasonal recipes and sun rise, but my favourite section is definitely the monthly 'Look out for' nature summary.
I read it at the start of each month and make a note of a few of the seasonal highlights to look out for when I go Boggy Doodling. For example, in June I've been hunting for foxgloves, elderflower blossom and ox-eye daisies.
I've always noticed these flowers before, but never paid any attention to when I was noticing them. Thanks to this gem of a little book, I'm far more aware this year of the timing of the subtle seasonal changes in my local environment.
What about you? What do you love about June? Have you noticed anything new this year?
We're only halfway through the year, so it's still worth grabbing a copy of the Almanac if you see one on sale. But remember, you don't have to be a keen naturalist to Boggy Doodle — curiosity and a love of nature is all you need.