These nature journal writing prompts can be used as ideas for a few pages, a section or a whole notebook.
These ideas can be used for a day, a month or many years.
The topics can be used to inspire projects, essays, poems, drawings or taking photographs.
Use an observation checklist to answer basic questions
Chose a place
Choose a theme
Create your own nature almanac
Indulge your list-making desires
Do an activity and then write, where you went, what you did and what you learned
Take a walk and describe what you see
Observe local animals and be inspired to research, draw, photograph or write about them
Study plants: flowers, shrubs and trees
Keep phenology records
Forecast the weather
Study the sky – stars, moon and sun
Keep a seasonal journal
- for spring
- for summer
- for autumn
- for winter
Keep birdwatching records
Keep garden records
Create a photo album
Create a travel keepsake
Study the lifeways of your indigenous ancestors, your current culture or the local indigenous peoples.