The Biotime Log by Maddy Harland

This beautifully simple book will help you 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.