“This Minnesota wilderness guide writes music, books and essays, sings, plays guitar, banjo, violin, and piano and teaches about the environment. Shaping this multi-faceted life is his profound love and respect for nature. His Earthsongs are in turn poetic, jaunty, humorous, and thoughful; his best-selling Old Turtle is an eloquent parable for adults and children, deceptively simple, about reverence for the Earth and all its creatures — including humankind.” – The Los Angeles Times
"What Dads Can't Do" A super story warm with the love between a father and his child, this selection is perfect for Father’s Day – or anytime. —Dallas, TX Morning News
There is a pulse to the earth; a rhythm both primitive and soothing. For those who have not heard the singing wilderness, Douglas Wood’s books and music are both the introduction and the door to a connection with all that is truly significant. --Mike Link, Founding Director, Audubon Center of the North Woods
Douglas Wood writes with humor and affection about the simple delights of sunsets, cool breezes, long canoe trips, the songs of sparrows and the sound of marbles in an old coffee can. Set amid the glories of Voyageurs National Park, Fawn Island offers a delightful getaway for urban readers. —Minneapolis Star Tribune
Douglas Wood is a Minnesota renaissance man - best selling author/singer/songwriter/artist/teacher/wilderness guide. He leads readers and listeners on a journey of self-discovery...helping them to understand themselves and the world around them. --Minnesota Monthly
He transports an audience back into the fabric of nature. Author , naturalist, psychologist, woodsman, Douglas Wood never stops guiding. --Des Moines Register
Guided Trips: Doug has traditionally led many naturalist-guided outdoor and wilderness adventures. This July he and the Audubon Center of the North Woods are offering a unique Minnesota-Nature motorcycle tour through some of the most scenic parts of the state. Check it out under Programs!
Inside the author's writing studio: Here's the little cabin porch beneath 100-year white pines where Doug's books and music are written. Overlooking the Mississippi River, the scene is often an inspiration for his nature-themed works, sometimes a beautiful distraction!
"The Secret Of Saying Thanks" ...exemplifies the warm feeling of love and appreciation... a handsome gift... ―Chicago Sun-Times

Author, illustrator, musician, composer, naturalist, wilderness guide: this is Douglas Wood. From classic books like Old Turtle to CDs, concerts, and keynotes, Doug conveys the wonder, beauty, and mystery of the natural world and its relevance to the human spirit. Connecting it all is a passion to communicate  in words and music the inspiration to be found in Nature–not as a place to visit, but a place to call home.


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Douglas Wood is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Doug’s upcoming book “Lifescape: Deep Woods, Wild Waters” is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.