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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Connecting with Nature - wherever you are!

Connecting with Nature -  wherever you are!

One of my intentions with Drawn to Nature is to get more people drawing and keeping a sketchbook record of their journey. Why? Well, if you’re reading this you will already know that I’m fairly passionate about art and nature, and I love to share with like minded people!

There are other reasons too, one of which is that close observation creates a whole new level about how you see the world. Everyday things and occurrences become interesting, exciting and often quite beautiful, when you look at them from a different perspective.

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House Sparrows: Nothing is Ordinary!

House Sparrows: Nothing is Ordinary!

House sparrows are in decline in the UK. Never did I think that I'd see the day these funny, friendly little birds, in their vast numbers would become endangered. It was unthinkable. We don't know why they're in decline, but, like many other species they now need our help to survive.

As I watched our flock of sparrows this week, I was reminded that until the end of last year we had never had one in our wildlife garden.  We changed the seed mix we use, and, wham! 

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