How to make a nature journalDesign by • Photos by
Adapted from Wildflower Magazine Summer 2007 VOL. 23, NO. 4.
Purchase a quality pocketbook-sized journal. Collect binoculars, drawing pencils, tissue paper, compass and backpack for your hikes.
Choose a natural area in your region that most inspires you. Itís nice to pick a trail that best reflects your eco-region.
Once you have ventured a distance along a trail, stop, look and listen. Record inspirational thoughts. Illustrate a plant or scenic view.
Collect a plant part that best describes your journey. Press it in your journal between small sheets of tissue paper for later observation.
Orient yourself and record your location along the trail with a compass or other way-finding device. Use this to physically revisit a special location at a later date.
When you are finished with your travels, recollect your inspirational journey with friends or by yourself by thumbing through your nature journal.