Experience the natural world with fresh eyes! Using the simple techniques in this book, anyone can learn how to start and keep an ongoing nature journal. Along the way youll develop skills in observing, sketching, appreciating, and writing about lifes beauty and mysteries.
This creative process is a the heart of natural history observation, and it helps to make the best of experiences also the most lasting in memory for anyone wishing to enjoy it. - From the foreword by Edward O. Wilson Drawing, writing and nature study can all seem a bit daunting to the uninitiated, but Keeping a Nature Journal with its friendly, rambling format and unpretentious drawings, makes keeping this kind of living record seem as natural and anxiety - free as taking a snapshot or writing a postcard to a friend.
A great guide to discovering nature for yourself and creating your own work of art along to way. - Christopher W. Leahy, Director Center for Biological Conservation, Massachusetts Audubon Society This book offers people of all ages and interests a simple, direct method for getting outdoors to observe and enjoy the natural world around them.
- Mark Wexler, Editor, National Wildlife