New Keeping a Nature Journal 3rd ed. by Clare Walker Leslie


Keeping a Nature Journal
Keeping a Nature Journal, 3rd ed. release on March 30, 2021

A new nature journaling book is coming out by Clare Walker Leslie. It’s an third edition of her classic Keeping a Nature Journal: Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World All Around You.

What New?

This third edition features more step-by-step drawing instructions, more journaling prompts, and a new selections of her nature journal pages.

The first edition of this book kicked off the revitalization of nature journal keeping in the United States, particularly in schools.

It’s the book that started me on my nature journal habit for over fifteen years ago. I’ve purchased each new edition. Each edition the content becomes richer. Ms.Walker Leslie teaches journaling classes at schools and environmental centers across the country. She incorporates her experiences and lesson refinements with each new edition.

Best Book for a Beginner

If you or someone you know is a observer of the natural world, this is still one of best books to help you grow in observing. And with observing comes wisdom and understanding. The habit of journaling deepens your ecological knowledge. You focus on actually observing, usually without the burden of scientific theories and ideas.

Pre-Order on Amazon

The new book will be released on March 30, 2021. You can pre-order it from Amazon. If you use this link I receive a small commission which goes to help alleviate the cost of this blog.

I just had to let everyone who reads this blog and enjoys Ms. Leslie’s books about this new one.

Next Step: Grinnell Scientific Nature Journal

I wrote a guide to the Grinnell Method of recording and organizing nature observations. The aim of the Grinnell Method is to provide a standard method to make finding and using information for field researchers and naturalists.

Best Books for Nature Journal Keeping and Drawing

How to Keep a Naturalist’s Notebook by Susan Leigh Tomlinson



  1. I had an earlier edition of her book long ago, and I’m delighted to see she’s releasing another. Such a lovely book. Thank you for this.

    • Hi, Lisa – You are more than welcome. I also have an earlier edition and will be buying this one.

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