Hi, I’m Melinda!
I've kept a nature journal for many years. In the beginning it was mostly words-- just writing down the birds I saw on my nature walks.
Over time I incorporated new strategies and languages (writing, drawing and numerical observations) as I was introduced to them. Now, I have a whole complement of tools to use to make my nature experience richer.
It took me a while to discover my style and I have come to use my nature journal not only to learn more about the world around me, but also about myself and my connection to the natural world.
It has been a journey of discovery, healing, inner and outer growth. Nature journaling is an amazing tool to bring me joy, curiosity, wonder, and a sense of calm and centeredness in a busy, distracting world.
Let me be your guide on this journey as we delve into how you can record what you see with words, pictures and numbers to make memorable experiences. I'll introduce you to the tools, strategies and mindset to jumpstart your nature journaling practice.
Drawing is a skill, and anyone can learn to draw. It just takes a little guidance and continued practice. You can totally do this. Let's do this together!