About the Book
Have you ever stopped to take a closer look at life in the wild meadows that surround us? In this beautiful book, author and photographer Steven Shepard takes a broad and deep look at Southridge Meadow, a piece of land near his home that is jointly owned by him and his neighbors. For years he studied the meadow in all four seasons, photographing it extensively and noting the different creatures and plants that inhabit the meadow in each season. Those observations along with the photos in the book create a vivid and unforgettable view of a tiny slice of the natural world.
More than a photo book, A Year in Southridge Meadow provides a tool for teachers and parents to help children learn to appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
I am a writer and photographer who works in the technology world. I focus on the social and economic impacts of technological change and have written over 40 books on that topic. However, I travel a great deal with my job and therefore routinely write about and photograph the places I visit. I am also a frustrated biologist, so I spend a lot of time writing about and photographing the natural world as well.