a page from my nature journal

Basic Information on Keeping a Nature Journal

a page from my nature journal of 08 May 2008
a page from my nature journal of 08 May 2008


I have written many posts on the basic information on keeping a nature journal. My goal is to publish enough information so my fellow naturalists can create journals filled with valuable and accurate information to aid in their personal study of nature and possibly have scientific use. Nature Study is at its heart learning the ways in which the Earth works. With this knowledge we can teach others, make in informed choices, and voting decisions.

If you would like to see a topic I haven’t covered please contact me or leave a comment. I read all comments left on In Season.

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Here is a list of the many pages on In Season related to keeping a nature journal.

Basic Information on Keeping a Nature Journal 

What is Nature Journaling?

Nature Journal Themes

Nature Journal Writing Prompts

Nature Writing

Thoreau’s Journals – His Style of Keeping a Nature Journal


The Grinnell System for Nature Journals

Grinnell System for Nature Journals 

Grinnell System Overview

Grinnell System Format

Grinnell System – Field Journal

Grinnell System – Using a Field Notebook for Nature Journaling

Grinnell System – Using a Species Account 

Grinnell System – Using a Catalog 

Nature Photography for Beginners


The Seasonal Nature Journal

A Nature Almanac: Seasonal Happenings Month by Month

Seasonal Nature Journal 

Spring Nature Journal

Spring Nature Journal Writing Prompts

Summer Nature Journal

Autumn Nature Journal

Autumnal Nature Journal Prompts

Winter Seasonal Nature Journal

Winter Journal WritingPrompts


Citizen Science

Citizen Science and Nature Journal Keeping



Simplicity for the Naturalalist

Observation Checklist for Journal Keeping

Observation Checklist to Sharpen Your Skills

Phenology is Deep Ecology

Collecting Phenology Data

Responsible Collecting

Choosing a Hand Lens

Choosing Binoculars


Nature Photography

Nature Photography for Beginners

Autumn Photography Tips

Autumn Photography Subjects

Winter Photography Tips

My Photography


Nature in Art

Nature in Watercolor

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