Leaf through the pages of 9 nature-themed books

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The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up. But we’re not talking about screens. People are also tuning in to nature for quieter, real-life, high-stakes drama.

“Nature has been a point of solace for people over the course of the pandemic that they can tap into, either for the first time, or tap into it again,” says John Rowden, senior director of bird-friendly communities for the National Audubon Society.

Here are some books to up your knowledge of birds, bugs, plants and other life in this second pandemic spring.