World Water Day

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” — John 4:14. The Bible mentions “water” 107 times.  Almost all of these references are deeply symbolic: water represents cleansing,  forgiveness and life– something precious and…

Goals update

Being consistent is hard!  At the beginning of the year I shared that I had two goals for my personal nature study. Goal one is what I call my 5280 goal, which is to complete 80 nature journal entries in the next 52 week. So far I have 6 entries, which puts me a bit…

Seasonal Calendar Resources

Have you started your Seasonal journal yet?  No?  That’s OK because really you haven’t missed too much yet.  January is kind of the doldrums of seasonal changes.  But, now it’s February and things will be starting soon, by March we’ll hardly be able to keep up! If you’re looking for a wonderful and free option…

Species Catalog

  Last week I gave you a peek into my favorite method of Nature Journaling. A simple method of keeping a journal of the seasonal changes happening right around your own home. Journal pages.  The yellow pot-it notes have our “species catalogs” on them Today, I’d like to share another simple journaling method; one that…

Species Account

A page from our Species Account Nature Journal As we continue through the 6 methods of nature journaling. (By which I mean the 6 ways that I have tried out– you may have found other methods; and if so I’d love to hear about them!), this week lets explore “Species Accounts”. A Species Account is…

(Bird) Life Lists

I’m not sure if now is the best time to admit it, but I’m not very good at keeping a bird life list. Actually maybe the more important idea here is not the life list its self but rather the idea that not every method of nature journaling will work for everyone– and life lists…

Field Notes

As far as Nature journals methods go, field notes is probably the method most likely to not meet our expectations. Generally because, our expectations become unreasonable. We expect to have beautiful, colorful, crisp, clean drawings and painting. We expect to magically know the names and fascinating biofacts about all we encounter. We imagine sitting in…