Nature Journal - Winter becomes Spring

Nature Journal -  Winter becomes Spring

It’s a bright, cold day.

The heavy rain has passed now, leaving deep puddles and squelchy mud.  Some of the paths are almost impassable, blocked with ankle deep pools of water. Sturdy walking boots, plus the ability to jump, are what’s needed today. I manage to hop and scramble, taking…….

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How memories help us connect with nature

How memories help us connect with nature

My oldest great niece, who’s six, was delighted with the children’s microscope I gave her for Christmas; we talked about all the things she could look at.

‘Do you remember when we looked at the beautiful lichens in Granny and Granddad’s garden last summer?’ I asked.

Her answer made my heart swell…………

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Celebrating Nature - All Year!

Celebrating Nature - All Year!

How often do you celebrate events? 

Chatting to friends recently I mentioned that it would soon be a special anniversary for me and Weaselman. They asked what we were going to do to commemorate it.

Well, I ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ a bit.

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Tips for Nature Journaling Outdoors

Tips for Nature Journaling Outdoors

Nature journaling outside: What could possibly go wrong?!

I’ve been sketching outside for years, regularly drawing nature on my walks. In that time I’ve had a few fair scrapes with the weather and terrain. Here are a few problems which I hope you’ll avoid after reading this!

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Finding and using a Sit Spot

Finding and using a Sit Spot

After that big rush of excitement of getting supplies together, and finding a sketchbook, often come the big questions.

Where, and what shall I journal?

There’s just so much to draw and record out there! Once you begin to notice nature in a different way it’s a little overwhelming, especially when you go outside to journal for the first time. Where do you start?

You may have heard the expression……

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