Is it where you take all your clothes off? No I do not walk around the countryside butt naked! Though I did get topless on a nudist beach once — very liberating. Essentially a naturalist is someone who is interested in and studies the natural world.
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Study Nature, Not Books: Cockerell and the Amateur Naturalist — Journal of Young Investigators
Samuel Henry 9 May — 23 May , known as Sam Henry , was an Irish customs officer, pension officer, antiquarian , lecturer, writer, photographer, folklorist , and folk-song collector. He also played the fiddle and the tin whistle. He is best known for his collection of ballads and songs in Songs of the People , the largest and most comprehensive collection of folk-songs from Northern Ireland assembled between the wars — , when he was Song Editor for the Northern Constitution , a weekly newspaper in Coleraine. Henry was born and educated in Sandleford, Coleraine , Northern Ireland.
Amateur Naturalist: What is a Naturalist?
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Certainly this variety gives one a broader point of view and is valuable as a background for teaching. Probably the same methods are not suitable for all, but I have noticed that those who stick to a single subject are apt to attain a rigidity of mind which may give a comfortable assurance of competence, but does not permit much originality. Few modern students of science, much less members of the general public, have heard of T. Cockerell, a Victorian naturalist who, with no college degrees, became a professor at the University of Colorado and published an impressive 3, scientific papers, essays, volumes of verse, and memoirs.