illustration of skunks and birds
Illustration by Jamichael Henterly
Discover the Night


Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward

Learn about the animals that make the forest their home by day and at night. This creative approach of looking at animal habitats in the forest puts readers close up to deer, bear, quail, crickets, mice, foxes, and more.

Someone is always awake in the forest, and someone else is always asleep! Some animals are alert in daytime and sleep at night. Others are alert at night, and are sleepyheads during the day. Be sure to count the animals! You FLIP THIS BOOK from day to night and back―a nice hands-on way to show the same view day and night. Parents and Teachers: this book is a great way to integrate science and literature.

An excerpt reading from Forest Bright, Forest Night

Join Albany Pine Bush Preserve Lead Educator, Jackie, for a reading of the Forest Night portion of the book. 

Check out these other titles

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr

Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, illustrated by Janell Cannon

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell illustrated by Patrick Benson

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen

Books make great gifts!

The Discovery Center Gift Shop has a large selection of nature themed books for all ages.

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