Nature journaling is a relaxing and fun way to connect with the natural world. You don’t need to be super-fit, or travel far to do it. Nature journaling improves your powers of observation and ability to see beauty and detail. It’s useful for collecting wildlife sightings and it also allows you to playfully explore your creative side.
But perhaps you don’t know where to start? Or you’re worried that you can’t draw or write? No problems! Make a Date with Nature: An introduction to nature journaling will show you that anyone can do nature journaling, and there are many different ways to do it.
This little guidebook includes warm-up exercises to get you started with nature journaling, and lots of ideas to keep you going. I’ve suggested some of my favorite materials too. But there are no rules, and no limits to where you can take this worthwhile activity.
So what are you waiting for? You can download a free electronic copy of Make a Date with Nature or purchase a print copy here.
Why not give it a go?
Check out my Events page for upcoming nature journaling workshops and sessions.
Would you like a nature journaling workshop for your group or organisation? I’d love to work with you to make it happen!
Beautiful – I promoted this book and your website on a Facebook site I co-manage at https://www.facebook.com/wildlifewilloughby/
Hi Augusta, I really appreciate your praise, and your promotion of Make a Date with Nature (and Paperbark Writer) on Facebook. Thankyou!
Thanks for your generous sharing of your work! This booklet is fantastic, and I can’t wait to try some of the prompts. (I also just gave it a shout-out on my blog) Cheers, Thea https://theagavin.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/an-excellent-new-resource-for-those-of-us-who-wander-write-barefoot-or-not/
Hey no problems! Generosity is good for the soul 🙂 . And I’d be thrilled if a few more people (maybe a lot?) were inspired to do some nature journaling. So thankyou for the praise, and for promoting ‘Make a Date with Nature’ on your blog. I really appreciate your support. Cheers, Paula
Thank you, Paula. I’m inspired to be inspired to start journaling creatively this way. Downloading on Thea’s shout-out. Have you considered publishing for Kindle etc. downloads? Just because it’s art doesn’t mean you can’t gain financially…though I’m so excited about your generous offer. Thanks, again and blessings to you!
Hi Gina I’m excited that your inspired! Thankyou for commenting and downloading, I hope you enjoy nature journaling as much as I do 🙂 . Cheers, Paula
Really enjoyed the book, both inspiring and motivating.
Hey Sharon, thanks for reading, and for the great feedback 🙂
Hi Paula! I am working on a post for my blog, Desert Dweller, Story Teller, next week and will promote you beautiful book and download. I have always relied more on words with my nature encounters, along with a quick pic on my phone to help me remember, but I am challenged by your words to pick up a pencil and begin sketching – to practice alert attentiveness.
The blog post should appear next Thursday in Arizona.
Hi Lynne, thanks for reading my book! Yes please do have a go at sketching – it really is a great way of connecting with nature. Although I am sure that your writing already does this – I must check out your blog. Thanks also for blogging about my little book, I really appreciate you spreading the word 🙂
Wonderful work, Paula. I’m so happy to see you creating books and inspiring others to enjoy the delights of nature and have the confidence to draw. Sorry, I’ve not kept up with your blog lately. Life has been a little hectic. Best wishes. 🙂
Hey Jane, thanks for your warm comments, as always. Please don’t apologise about your level of blog interaction (which is a lot more than mine, I’m sure) as I’ve read some of your recent blogs and know you have a lot on your plate right now. I’m having a lot of fun giving away books! Cheers, Paula
That’s really shrwde! Good to see the logic set out so well.
I wanted to let you know that I posted a link on my blog today and even tried my hand at a very simple sketch of a Desert Willow blossom.
I hope this attracts attention to your site!
Thank you so much for your kind words of praise regarding ‘Make a Date with Nature’, and for promoting my little book on your blog. I’m really pleased to see that you’re adding sketches to your hiking notes too – well done!
I really love this idea and want to share it to my Facebook page & blog but don’t seem to be able find a share button.
Great! Thanks Linda . The share buttons should be between the end of the post and the related posts /comments. Cheers, Paula
Well done Paula. It’s wonderful to see your nature journalling has developed into an ebook. I’m a little late coming to this post but on the positive it’s given me the chance to see your readers’ comments – the response is enormously encouraging. Now to read some more…
Hey Gail Thanks for catching up on my blog :). It’s been good fun to offer an ebook for free, and I hope I’m inspiring people to give nature journaling a go. Cheers, Paula