The biologist/naturalist Haskell spent a year visiting the same small forest clearing, sitting, observing, and writing up what he saw. His discussion (informed by an awful lot of research outside of his patch of forest) are informative, insightful, and thought-provoking. Also, he writes extremely beautifully. The book was a wonderful read and I would recommend it to anyone.
(The author is a Buddhist and this influences the book somewhat, most notably in his choice to call his forest plot a mandala, but I didn’t feel like this imposed in any way on my enjoyment.)