Purchase a Guidebook - Support the Natural Bloomington Mission

Through his five-year exploration of Natural indiana, Natural Bloomington's Steven Higgs has published two comprehensive guidebooks for eco-travelers who want to explore wild and natural Indiana, via trail, water or road. 

Combined, these volumes, both published by Indiana University Press, feature 244 natural areas that are interspersed between all four corners of the state, from Posey to Lake to Steuben to Dearborn Counties – and literally everywhere in between.

Lavishly illustrated with 300 digital images, these backcountry guides' 800 pages provide readers with comprehensive descriptions of the natural characteristics and recreational opportunities at nature preserves, forests, wildlife areas, parks and lakes, along with personal observations, historical contexts and turn-by-turn/GPS directions for each.

Purchasing A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana and/or A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana helps underwrire expenses on our ongoing projects

Available Late March - Order Now

A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana

125 Unique Places to Explore


"Rather than just recommend you read this book, I encourage you to experience it. Get outside and into the amazing places Steven has selected. This book is meant to be marked with your observations and questions—to be dog-eared, mud spattered, sweat stained, and well worn."

- Jason Kissell, ACRES Land Trust, Foreword to A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana

Available - Order Now

A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana

119 Unique Places to Explore


“In this guidebook, Steven Higgs has compiled and written a hundred times more good, useful information about my native state's natural treasures than I ever learned in eighty years of crawling, hiking, riding, swimming, and paddling all over them.”

- James Alexander Thom, Foreword to A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana


Send us $65 and we will: 
Send you signed copies of both guidebooks; pay sales tax, shipping & handling; and put whatever is left to good use.

Send us $35 and we will:
Send you signed copies of either guidebook, pay sales tax, shipping & handling; and put whatever is left to good use.

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Available Fall 2020

Rewilding Southern Indiana

The Hoosier National Forest

The latest Natural Bloomington book project is Rewilding Southern Indiana: The Hoosier National Forest, a coffee table book that will be published in the Fall of 2020 by Indiana University Press. 

Rewilding will detail the natural and human history of Indiana's largest public land mass, the 204,000-acre Hoosier National Forest, over hundreds of million of years: its journey from a shallow equatorial sea through multiple ice ages to its present upland landscape, shaped by 15,000 years of human habitation, exploitation, devastation and recovery.

Its 175 pages, more or less, will feature prose and an estimated 150 digital images by Natural Bloomington's Steven Higgs.

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