Nature journaling is a way of recording your interactions with nature on paper.
- International Nature Journaling Week website
in 2019, after many years of writing in a journal (I called it a diary) and sketching in nature, I learned about nature journaling while listening to Marley Peifer, a seasoned nature journal creator, speak on a podcast. Curious about combining these two much loved activities to deepen my connection and sense of belonging to nature, I started to learn more about the nature journaling practice. I discovered a plethora of resources and a community of fellow nature-art-science lovers who enjoy creating beautiful (or very scribbly) drawings and notes recording their joy, curiosity and wonder for the more-than-human natural world.
I started pulling together my diary notes and sketching, creating my own nature journal. In 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, I began sharing what I learned with the we are stardust community in the hope that you can also use this practice to deepen your connection and belonging to (and therefore your love for) this incredible universe of which we are part.
All of the resources on this page are free - I hope you enjoy your nature journaling journey as much as I am!
“When we allow nature to sink deeply into our hearts it can profoundly change the way we feel and interact with the world. Nature connection brings inner connection and peace. What better way to live life? ”- International Nature Journaling Week website
Winter nature journaling workshop
In December 2020 I held a free 30 minute Winter Nature Journaling Workshop. The recording is available for free by signing up below. Get the video straight to your inbox to watch and journal along.
In the workshop I guide you through what you can include in your nature journal entry to help you spend some mindful time quietly observing, noticing and getting curious about a piece of wintery nature from the more-than-human world. You can do your nature journaling outside or inside.
What you will need
- a real wintery piece of nature or a photo, such as a pine cone, red berries, holly ivy
- curiosity and wonder
- different information you can record in your journal
- a few simple sketching techniques
7 days of nature journaling project
Get a week of 10 minute nature journaling prompts delivered to your inbox to get you started on your nature journaling journey. Expect to notice more, awaken your curiosity and begin to find previously unnoticed connections.