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Mary (Richards) Holland, a naturalist, columnist, nature photographer, and former Harvard resident, will be at the Harvard Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. to sign copies of her recently published book, “Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England.” The book follows the activities of New England’s amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal, insect, and plant species through the 12 months of the year. The text is accompanied by nearly 1,000 photographs.

Walter D. Wetherell, author of “The Smithsonian Guides to Natural America-Northern New England,” has this to say about Holland’s book: “Mary Holland has the sharpest, most insightful eyes of any naturalist around. Between the magic of her lens and the sharpness of her prose style, she brings New England’s natural world to life in an informative and entertaining way I’ve seldom seen equaled — and I learned something new on every page. “Naturally Curious” is a top-shelf book I’ll reach for often. If the camera had been invented in Thoreau’s day, this is the book he would have created himself.”

Holland’s extensive collection of natural history artifacts will be on display at the book signing, and copies of her book will be available for purchase. The Harvard Public Library is located at 4 Pond Road in the village center of Harvard. The library can be reached at 978-456-4114.