Ellie’s Log
112 pages, 9 1/2 x 7
Release Date:01 Apr 2013
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Ellie’s Log

Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell

By Judith L. Li; Illustrated by M.L. Herring
Oregon State University Press
Ten-year-old Ellie and her new friend, Ricky, explore the Douglas firforest where Ellie lives, starting with the Great Tree that falls in awinter storm. With the help of Ellie’s scientist parents, theymeasure trees, discover numerous forest creatures, and experience thechanges of seasons in the forest ecology. Delightful colored pen andink drawings of forest habitats also tell the “forest’sstory;” each chapter ends with sample pages from Ellie’sown field notebook. A separate Teacher’s Guide is available forclassroom (ages 8-12), and an enhanced and interactive website willlaunch with the book at ellieslog.org.
Judith Li is a retired Oregon State Universityprofessor whose participation in the National ScienceFoundation-sponsored Long Term Ecological Research program led towriting Ellie’s Log. She has edited two otherbooks: To Harvest, To Hunt: Stories of Resource Use in the AmericanWest and, with Michael Barbour, Wading for Bugs: ExploringStreams with the Experts. M.L. Herring is ascience writer and illustrator who works with researchers around theworld to describe their discoveries within the natural world.

Chapter 1 After the Big Storm

Chapter 2 A Forest of Fallen Trees

Chapter 3 A Mossy World

Chapter 4 Lots of Rot

Chapter 5 Birds and Bugs

Chapter 6 In the Night

Chapter 7 Into the Future  


Ellie’s Notes on Notebooks

Ellie’s Suggestions for Books about Exploring the Natural World
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