Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of a year in 15-year-old Dara McAnulty’s world.
These vivid, evocative and moving diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are raw in their telling.
“I was diagnosed with Asperger’s/autism aged five … By age seven I knew I was very different, I had got used to the isolation, my inability to break through into the world of talking about football or Minecraft was not tolerated. Then came the bullying. Nature became so much more than an escape; it became a life-support system.”
Diary of a Young Naturalist portrays Dara’s intense connection to the natural world, and his perspective as a teenager juggling exams and friendships alongside a life of campaigning.