Published on March 1, 2022

Learn at The Shop

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Winter offers opportunities to slow down, reflect, observe and notice. Whether you find yourself reflecting on yourself or the world around you, spending time in nature encourages discovery. The Shop at Felix Neck has a variety of resources to further your understanding of the natural world. Bird feeders accompanied by field guides are the perfect starting point for new or beginning birders.

Looking to take it up a notch? What It’s Like to be a Bird by David Allen Sibley takes groups of birds and highlights characteristics and behaviors that aid in identification and a broader understanding of our feathered friends. From migration routes to nesting cycles, you gain a new perspective on these fascinating animals.

Those interested in finding a deeper connection to the land we now call Martha’s Vineyard can find new insight in Tess Bramhall’s book Martha’s Vineyard Protected Lands and Special Places, documenting what makes this island unique through her words and artwork by artist Kib Bramhall. Offering a more technical look at the Island The Meeting of Land and Sea by David Foster takes various maps of the Island and gives new understanding of the nature and future of Martha’s Vineyard.

But it’s not just about the grownups! We also have in stock many exciting books and learning opportunities for budding outdoor enthusiasts. Eyewitness books and Nat Geo kids take a deep look into some misunderstood creatures like sharks and spiders. Explorer Packs are a kid’s (and guardian’s) best friend when it comes to taking learning to the trails. Each pack is themed towards a habitat or group of animals and contains tools needed to take investigations deeper, themes currently include: Seashore, Insects and Birding. The companion guide helps parents and guardians, providing expert tips on navigating your nature heroes through their curiosity.

The Shop is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Stop by to see our offerings and tell us about your recent nature discoveries.