Keeping a Nature Journal
Experience the splendor of nature with fresh eyes! Featuring an inspiring portfolio from Clare Walker Leslie’s nature journals, this guide offers easy-to-learn techniques for capturing the world around you in pictures and words. Encouraging you to make journaling a part of your daily routine, Keeping a Nature Journal is full of engaging exercises and stimulating prompts that will help you hone your powers of observation and appreciate new aspects of nature’s endlessly varied beauty.

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  • Kendra
    Feb 12, 2017


    A quick and inspiring read! Luckily, I read it on a beautiful day so I immediately went out and did some nature journaling! ...

  • Kristin
    Jan 13, 2017


    I loved this book. Inspiring and informative. My interest in journaling lines a bit more in travel journals, than nature journals, but that didn't matter. This book is inspiring in observation techniques, so that whatever path inspires you most you can use them. It has lots of exercise...

  • Alicia
    Nov 22, 2016


    This is a beautiful book by a naturalist and artist. A multitude of ideas and inspiration for your nature journal, some brief lessons on drawing, and an extensive list of resources for further learning. Contains a full colour reproduction of some pages from the author's journal. Beauti...

  • Cindy Deister
    Oct 21, 2016

    Cindy Deister

    Excellent, beautiful explanation of journaling that can be incorporated into any classroom or practice. ...

  • Amanda
    May 14, 2016


    I really enjoyed this. I enjoyed reading it in waiting rooms and daydreaming about drawing nature rather than the grouchy sickies nearby. My kids, including one pre-reader, enjoyed the idea of a book or a class on how to do a nature journal, and have pestered me constantly to instruct ...

  • Artful Abuela
    Mar 16, 2016

    Artful Abuela

    this book has opened up a whole new world, that of place based education. everyone can journal and become more involved with their surroundings. the author, claire walker leslie, draws on the wisdom of naturalists and creates a binding connection between our ability to observe our own ...

  • Jamie
    Mar 20, 2015


    If you're looking for a comprehensive and great how-to guide for nature journaling, look no further. If I were in the market for such things, I would've given it more stars, but I'm more open-ended with my art journaling. ...

  • Jena Buckwell
    Jan 11, 2015

    Jena Buckwell

    Excellent introduction to nature journaling. I'm all about lifelong learning and feel that nature journaling is gong to make a big difference in my ability to learn everything I want to learn about the natural world without feeling completely overwhelmed. ...

  • Tina Smith
    Dec 29, 2014

    Tina Smith

    This was a pretty good book...but not as good as I had hoped. There's a lot of common sense stuff in here and very little I could actually use to help teach a nature trail. And the drawing instructions are not very helpful at all. Not for a novice like me.But still, I enjoyed seeing ho...

  • Ronna
    May 21, 2014


    Loved this book and it helped me to keep my own nature journal. ...