The Nature Blog Network is the nexus for the nature blog community, the portal through which readers and publishers alike can locate the very best nature blogs on the net. To serve the nature blog community, we’ve put together a site with two distinct parts:

A toplist is a list of websites ranked according to a metric like pageviews. Successful toplists help connect interested readers to the sites they most enjoy. The Nature Blog Network list presents over 950 of the world’s best blogs on birds, bugs, plants, herps, hiking, oceans, ecosystems, and every other natural topic. Adding your blog to this spectacular toplist is the perfect way to reach new readers interested in exactly what you have to offer, and to see where your site falls amongst your respected peers. And it’s FREE!

This toplist is open to all BLOGS focused on the discussion of nature in its myriad forms. Learn more about the Nature Blog Network on our Join page.

Nature blogging isn’t easy. Not only do you have to impress your readers with an encyclopedic grasp of and infectious passion for your subject matter, you have to dazzle them with your unparalleled mastery of language, photography, and your chosen blogging platform. If you’re interested in the art and science of nature blogging, the Nature Blog Network blog has what you need. Don’t ever miss a post — subscribe to the Nature Blog Network blog feed.

Five prominent (some might say notorious) nature bloggers deliver the daily dish on blogging, news, and what’s happening in the nature blog community:

Mike Bergin is the creator of the Nature Blog Network as well as the founder of 10,000 Birds and I and the Bird. Mike, who’s based out of Rochester, NY, is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation but his true passions are nature and travel… oh, and his wife Sara, son Mason, and daughter Ivy!

The Renaissance woman known as Wren can usually be found at Wrenaissance Reflections. Being a nature lover and tree hugger, Wren has a wide variety of interests, the natural result of a lively and inquiring mind. She is not afflicted with the hobgoblin of foolish consistency.

April Lorier (N8trGirl) was raised in the pristine majesty of the Gila National Forest of New Mexico. Growing up as the daughter of a Christian pastor, April learned to love nature as an expression of God’s creativity as well as a provision of His love for humanity. As an adult, April has enjoyed her life amid the natural beauty of the Channel Islands area on the Southern California coast.  The posts on her blog Christian Nature highlight April’s experience as a dog and bird breeder, a CEO of a horticultural corporation, a pet lover, a nature photographer, an award-winning poet and a follower of Jesus Christ.

Leavesnbloom is a keen nature photographer and horticulturalist.  She is inspired by the beautiful scenery at the foothills of the Grampian mountains in North East Scotland along with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.  She can be found down by the lade either at her nature blog leavesnbloom or her photoblog Centre of Interest.  There you’ll find her blogging on everything from British native wildflowers to just about anything that flutters, flies, hovers, buzzes or crawls.

Nicole, our behind-the-scenes map manager, is a 38-year old German amateur photographer, currently living in Kuwait. She blogs at Mother Nature blog. In her own words, “For a few years, I have had the chance to travel the world and have discovered photography as a tool to remember places and situations. Having a bad memory, taking loads of pictures helps me remember the often weird stories.”