Hold Nature in Your Hand
Susie Spikol is a naturalist and writer who helps connect people of all ages to nature.
Book Trailer to The Animal Adventurer’s Guide
Thank you to SALT Project for this video.
Red efts, the eastern newt—they are a kid’s dream come true, so small and touchable, and their tangerine color so outlandish in a world dedicated to camouflage. No teeth, no fangs, claws, or quills. They are damp but not slimy, and it looks like they are smirking as if the joke’s on you.
Your Hummingbird Heart on Mother’s Day
I am holding a teacup-sized hummingbird nest in my hands. The outside is covered in silvery green lichen flakes, stitched together with spider silk. The silk not only holds this home together; it allows the nest to stretch and grow as the babies grow. The inside, no bigger than a thimble...
We're in the zone, totally caught up in the moment, and hot on the trail of a red fox.
Hope on Silent Wings
We try calling, a plaintive “who-cooks-for-you.” I see their faces full of anticipation, straining to hear a response. Children nestled tight against parent and grandparent, eyes wide, bright like those stars up above.
Animal Adventures in Tracking
Join Susie for an morning of animal tracking and adventure at the JA Tarbell Library in Lyndborough, NH. Beginning inside, learn the basics skills needed for tracking and then take your new skills outside on an animal adventure trek at nearby Goss Park. For more information »
Calling All Animal Adventurers
Susie Spikol, author of The Animal Adventurer's Guide, will lead this interactive program on how kids and their families can become animal adventurers with the wild things in their neighborhoods. There will be books available for purchase. For more information »
The Well School's Literacy Festival
Susie Spikol will be sharing how she made her dream of becoming a writer come true with students of all ages at The Well School's Literacy Festival. For more information »
Snow Families Playday
A morning of indoor and outdoor activities. Join local author Susie Spikol from the Harris Center for a reading from her new book "The Animal Adventurers Guide" and search for animal life around the Grapevine! Afterwards check out the Tuttle Library’s chili cookoff! For more information »
Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow
oin Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol and parent educators from The River Center for a gentle ramble in search of winter’s wild things. From animal tracks and evergreens to chickadees and snow fleas, come spend time with other families interested in being outside and exploring the magical world we live in. A perfect hike for little legs – and a great chance to chat about parenting questions as we walk! For more information »