Emma Mitchell's richly illustrated and evocative diary is a unique account of her nature finds over the course of a year and reflection on how spending time in wild places has impacted her mental wellbeing.
Emma Mitchell is a popular designer-maker, naturalist, illustrator and craft teacher. She has a monthly column in Countryfile magazine and is one of the Guardian's Country Diarists. She has also written for Mollie Makes, Country Living and Standard Issue magazine and has recently appeared on the BBC's Countryfile winter special (10 million viewers) and BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Her first book, Making Winter, was published in October 2017 to outstanding praise. Emma lives on the edge of the Fens in Eastern England with her husband, two daughters, her whippet puppy and two guinea pigs. She records her daily nature finds with photographs and illustrations on her Instagram (@silverpebble2) which has over 105,000 followers, including Nigel Slater, India Knight and Emma Freud.
"Emma's writing is precise, gorgeous and inspiring, and I am delighted to have a whole year's worth of her beautiful artwork. She makes me look more closely, learn more gladly and get outside more." --Amy Liptrot, author, The Outrun