By Lynn Thomson

ISBN-10: 1770893903

ISBN-13: 9781770893900

A mother’s memoir approximately elevating a combined relatives, meditating on a unique lifestyle, and bird-watching together with her son, Yeats. Lynn is the mummy of a mixed relations of 4 young ones. Birding with Yeats files the five-year interval whilst she and her youngest son commence chook gazing, while he’s thirteen, in an effort to spend time in nature and clear of daily pressure. She describes the various journeys they take jointly and the few that still contain his father, Ben. the single different individual Yeats has chanced on who knows and desires to chook watch is his mom. Plus, she has a vehicle. while Yeats is 18, he starts to move birding on his personal and Lynn needs to discover ways to enable cross. Over the process those 5 years, she learns much more approximately birds than she ever dreamed attainable, yet she additionally stories a special closeness together with her son and the beauty that incorporates the wonderful thing about the flora and fauna.

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