“The Other End of the Driveway” by Waldo County writer Dana Wilde, a new collection of essays exploring Maine’s natural world, is now available in paperback and ebook.

“The Other End of the Driveway” collects together essays from the award-winning “Amateur Naturalist” column in The Bangor Daily News. Following in the tracks of writers like Henry David Thoreau and Annie Dillard, “The Other End of the Driveway” unfolds the science and experience of the Maine woods from the backyard to the moon.

“Dana Wilde’s … close and joyful focus on everything around him, from stars and spiders to bog grasses and bear tracks, instructs and illuminates as all the best stories do,” said Kristen Lindquist of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust in Camden.

A columnist and editor for The Bangor Daily News, Wilde has taught at Unity College and the University of Maine, as well as in Eastern Europe and China, and his writings on nature, literature and the cosmos have appeared in a wide variety of publications. “The Other End of the Driveway” is available from booklocker.com and amazon.com or by ordering from local book stores. For more information, visit dwildepress.net/thedriveway or contact the author at naturalist@dwildepress.net.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.