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The Biotime Log


Illustrated by Jane Bottomley

Discover the joys of keeping The Biotime Log! Biotime, or biological time, runs at a very different pace and rhythm to human time. It can be observed by recording events in the natural world. These can be as varied as the day the first spring bulb opens, the last frost before summer, or the first sighting of a species of bird or insect in a new habitat. These events can be part of a larger natural rhythm, like the turning of the seasons, or an indicator of slow changes in an ecosystem, like unusual weather patterns or an increase of average temperatures. This helps gardeners, nature watchers. On a larger scale, we can also reflect on our own biological rhythms relating to the waxing and waning of the moon and the seasons and beyond!

The Biotime Log provides a sound introduction to biotime and how to keep your own log. This is useful for:

  • Gardeners to plan new plantings and crops protection
  • Nature lovers to record natural rhythms like the annual migration of birds
  • Ecologists to log new volunteer species in the local ecosystem
  • For health and wellbeing, to record our own biological rhythms relating to the waxing and waning of the moon and the seasons.

Beautifully illustrated, this ready-made book in which you can note your day-to-day observations will last for years. There are no days or years, just the dates of each month with two days allocated to each page. This allows you to record events by first adding the year at the beginning of each of your entries. Over time you build a picture that you can refer to year on year to compare your observations. Create your own fascinating record of your local environment and its rhythms and mysteries! Your observation will deepen your connection with the natural world around you, your understanding of its cycles, and your appreciation of your local ecosystems.

About The Author


About Maddy Harland

Maddy Harland is the author of Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope and the co-founder and editor of Permaculture International, a magazine which offers practical, innovative solutions and global perspectives. Maddy co-founded Permanent Publications, a publishing company specialising in practical ecological solutions, and the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire, UK, once a military base, and now a thriving immersive learning center. Maddy is an activist, gardener, teacher, community leader, Queens’ Award winning entrepreneur, wife and mother of two daughters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a Visiting Knowledge Exchange Fellow of the Institute of Theological Partnerships at the University of Winchester in the UK.

Books By Maddy Harland

Pages:200 pages
Size: 5.82 x 8.25 inch
Publisher:Permanent Publications
Pub. Date: October 15, 2018
Hardcover: 9781856233217

Available In/Retail Price

Hardcover, 200 pages, $18.95

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