Keeping a Nature Journal: Understanding your environment through observation, writing and drawing.
There is no better way to connect with nature than by keeping a nature journal: a collection of observations, interpretations and feelings that describe or illustrate your personal view of the natural world. Nature journals are most commonly in the form of writing, drawing or photographs, or a combination of these. Nature Journaling is rewarding for both children and adults. It is a great a learning tool, as well as a way to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature by recording and sharing memories.
What is a Nature Journal?
|Marjorie Shropshire, 2012|
While you may not want anyone to read your diary, many people enjoy sharing their nature journals with others. Most group members find it fun and educational to read each other’s interpretations of what they saw, especially when studying the same subject. It is amazing to see the different perspectives people have on a single flower, insect or bird!
Organizing Your Journal
|from the journals of Marjorie Shropshire|
- time of day
- temperature (cold/hot/warm)
- weather (windy/calm/rainy).