(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…

2018 Nature Resolutions

Do you have a Nature focused resolution for the up coming year?  I think Nature study makes a great area for New Year’s Resolutions!  I don’t know about you but I would much rather contemplate drawing in my Nature Journal, planning Nature Walks, reading beautiful Nature Themed poetry and books than contemplate the 10 extra…