An easier method for field sketching living birds
A FYI for my readers on a guided journal for nature journal and observers.
For this week’s nature journal prompt I offer one word: Above. Ever notice that in horror films, that danger is often above the characters (next victims)? They have to look up to save themselves. Sometimes we forget to look up – to see the beauty above us, to predict the weather, to see birds telling […]
Here are some of my favorite nature journal pages on Pinterest. There are some great nature journalists out there.
Draw the twigs of the six most common deciduous trees as a winter nature journal activity.
Buds can be used to identify a tree or tree species. The color of the bud scales, the number of buds, where the buds are located, and their position are key. These little tightly closed bundles will burst and grow when the weather warms and the growing season gets underway. Even in winter, you can study […]
Donna’s nature journals is a photo collection of the nature journals I have kept for many years. There is something about making a book. Particularly an illustrated book that really excites me. maybe it is because of the illustrated books I read as a children. I still love to pour over the illustrations in English […]
I confuse an insect’s abdomen and thorax every time. I think it is because my abdomen is in the middle of my body, so I think the middle section of an insect should be an abdomen, too. I am drawing these three insects in my nature journal to help me remember. I realized while drawing […]
From my nature journal – October 14, 2015 The New England Asters in my garden have finished blooming. The deep pink flowers began opening in late September and had a crowd of bees, flies, and beetles around the blossoms until last week. New England Asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) are native from Massachusetts and Vermont to North […]
From my nature journal for 28 September 2015 In the last day of summer and the first days of fall, sunflowers bloom in my garden. The flower petals glow golden-yellow in the sun. These autumn blooming flowers provide food, pollen, nectar and prey to visiting insects and resident spiders. I stood and watched several species […]