Mary Holland

Mary Holland is a Vermont naturalist, photographer, columnist, and author. She attended the University of Michigan-School of Natural Resources before working as a naturalist at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York, directing the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, working as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, designing and presenting hands-on “Knee-High Nature Programs” for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, and writing and photographing a nature column called “Naturally Curious” for several newspapers and magazines. Her articles and photographs have appeared in the Valley News, Northern Woodlands, “The Outside Story”, Upper Valley Life, Here in Hanover, Woodstock magazine, the Harvard Press, the Vermont Guardian, and the Rutland Herald. The first edition of Naturally Curious won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for Best Nature Guide. Her other books include Naturally Curious: Day by Day, and the children's nature guides—The Beavers' Busy Year, Milkweed Visitors, Animal Legs, Animal Eyes, Ferdinand Fox's First Summer, Otis the Owl, Animal Noses, Animal Ears, Animal Tails, Yodel the Yearling, and Animal Mouths. Mary lives in Shelburne, Vermont.