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…

Phenology Calendar

Yay!  It’s Spring!  And there is no better time to start a nature journal (more specifically a phenology calandar) then, well, yesterday!  The plants are budding and the birds building nests so fast that it’s hard to keep up! Phenology is the fancy scientific word for what Charlotte Mason would have called a “Calendar of…

Personal Field Guides

Those of you who have read the previous 5 posts on methods of nature journaling may be wondering- but what about painting and drawing? I want pretty pictures in my nature journal! Well this post is for you! Finally, we get to the heart of things! “Personal Field Guides” (which is my term for what…