5 Audiobooks to Inspire You on Earth Day

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event across the globe. It is a day to focus on the environment, environmental issues, and the natural world around us. Here are a few audiobooks to help you make every day Earth Day.

The Songs of Trees

Pulitzer Prize finalist David Haskell brings his power of observation to nature’s greatest connectors, trees. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring their connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, other plants, and humans.
Listen to an excerpt THE SONG OF TREES

Creatures of the Kingdom

In sixteen wonderful stories, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener burrows deep into the secret lives of animals and the hidden world of nature.
Listen to an excerpt CREATURES OF THE KINGDOM

The Tree
Author: Colin Tudge
Read By: Enn Reitel

Colin Tudge travels around the world, bringing to life stories and facts about the trees around us: how they grow old, how they eat and reproduce, how they talk to one another (and they do), and why they came to exist in the first place.
Listen to an excerpt THE TREE

The Wild Ones
Author: Jon Mooallem
Read By: Fred Sanders

Journalist Jon Mooallem explores the cultural history of people and wild animals through the lens of three modern-day endangered species: the polar bear, Lange’s metalmark butterfly, and the whooping crane.
Listen to an excerpt THE WILD ONES

The Naturalist
Author: Darrin Lunde
Read By: Scott Brick

A captivating new account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife-conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today’s museum naturalism.
Listen to an excerpt THE NATURALIST