Hello everyone! Welcome back! Now that spring is here, and the world is again bursting with new life, it’s a perfect time to start a nature journal.
A nature journal can be anything from a few sheets of paper paper-clipped together to a spiral-bound notebook or even a homemade book with fancy paper! Basically, just make it whatever you want it to be. ☺
The important thing is for the journal to have a couple of key features.
First, there needs to be blank space on the pages for sketches, dried flowers, or other found items, if you will be including them. (More on that in the next post!)
Secondly, there should also be space to write down your thoughts and observations about the things you see, hear, taste, and smell. (More on that later, too!)
Thirdly, and most importantly, it should be easy to carry around with you. Nature walks are not going to be much fun if you’re always lugging around a giant binder!
You also need a pen or pencil to go with your journal, of course. If you want to sketch, we recommend both.
Check back soon for our great list of fun activities to do with your nature journal, and make sure to come visit us at the library!