It is easy to think that nature journaling is just about drawing plants and animals when it is actually so much more. In this video I describe some of the key characteristics that make nature journaling so revolutionary and accessible.
Shocking news! Despite popular rumors to the contrary, becoming a great naturalist is not about memorizing more scientific names.
I had to cancel the nature journaling field trip for today but here is a video that I made to motivate you to nature journal at home! Consider it your homework 🙂 I guarantee it will help you maintain your sanity if you are stuck inside from the smoke:
Please send me an email if you have any other good nature journaling ideas for indoors on rainy or smoky days!
I consumed this book three times before regurgitating. It is one of the most influential books that I have read this year:
This book review is dedicated to those people who say “one day I will write my novel” while they are watching Netflix and eating ice cream.
Besides education, making products, and going on nature journaling expeditions I also have to do networking to make new connections and grow my business. Follow me to the world famous Bioneers conference in Northern California where Michael Pollan and many others will be speaking. It is also a good opportunity for me to practice sketchnoting.
Learning to track is like learning how to read nature’s written language. Whether you are an engineer, a biologist, or a parent of wild children, tracking can strengthen your critical thinking and enhance your way of seeing the world. In this video I share a question I have been trying to solve for some time…
In August I asked Tom Bihn Bags to send me one of their products to test for nature journaling and to use on my Tanzania trip. I already did an unboxing and first impressions review of “The Maker’s Bag” and this is my follow up in the field.
Check out the product description here: The Maker’s bag
Tom Bihn Bags is a company based in Seattle, Washington. They focus on functional design, ethical production, and high standards.
Here is my journaling behind the scenes from this week:
In addition to amping up my journaling practice I am also working to do a lot more videography and sharing of the process that goes into my work. Do you know what I am training for?
I include a lot of my thoughts, feelings, and routines on a roadtrip to teach at the Monterey Bay Birding Festival. I talk about my growing conviction that this kind of work is part of my mission in life. I am working to build this mission into my own career and my own way of contributing to the world. This video is dedicated to Robert Laws and John Muir Laws my mentor. And even though I did not know Robert Laws personally If it weren’t for him and the lineage through Jack, I would not be half way as far along the path that I am on.
To boldly go where no journal has gone before…