In Rewild Yourself, Simon Barnes delivers 23 activities to bring the world around us a little closer. An impassioned plea to re-engage our senses with nature, Rewild Yourself was published in paperback on 1st June 2020 and has been selected by Waterstones as its Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Waterstones says: 'From the author of The Meaning of Birds, Rewild Yourself introduces 23 mesmerising ways to find a deeper connection with the natural world, regardless of where we live. Inspiring and delightfully practical in its approach, Barnes’s gorgeous book harnesses us with the means to get back in touch with our wild side.'
From the blurb:
We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing.
But we can make hidden things visible, and this book features 23 spellbinding ways to bring the magic of nature much closer to home.
Mammals you never knew existed will enter your world. Birds hidden in treetops will shed their cloak of anonymity. With a single movement of your hand you can make reptiles appear before you. Butterflies you never saw before will bring joy to every sunny day. Creatures of the darkness will enter your consciousness. And as you take on new techniques and a little new equipment, you will discover new creatures and, with them, new areas of yourself that had gone dormant. Once put to use, they wake up and start working again. You become wilder in your mind and in your heart. Once you know the tricks, the wild world begins to appear before you.
Rewild Yourself was first published in Hardback by Simon & Schuster in 2018.