This blog was created to share and discuss the life and work of the naturalist May Theilgaard Watts, and to branch off into observations of the interactions of people, place, and nature. We’ll see where it takes us. (Obviously, not much has happened yet!) The blog is owned and written by Bridget Watts.
As of July, 2014, the family business that May and Raymond Watts started in their home in Ravinia, Illinois, in 1938, to publish her pocket guides Flower Finder and Tree Finder, has been acquired by Keen Communications. Keen Communications will continue to publish the Finders guides under the Nature Study Guild Publishers imprint. If you are looking for the Finders books, you can buy them from Keen at our old URL, www.naturestudy.com.
I will continue to publish May Theilgaard Watts’ books Reading the Landscape of America and Reading the Landscape of Europe. They are available through several on-line booksellers, your local bookstore can order them for you, or buy here. These books will be published in the future by my new imprint, Black Walnut Books.