Winter days in Beechmont have been cool, clear, still and sunny. Apart from a week of much needed rain, and the occasional windy day. I have been preoccupied with many other projects, but managed to squeeze a bit of nature journaling in too.

Here’s a page I created during the June meeting of the Woonoongoora Nature Journal Group. Seven people journaled in the lovely rainforest of Lamington National Park that day.

The next meeting (July) it was only me and Bronwyn, but we still had a great morning. It’s hard not to, when nature journaling in such a fab place, and sharing the experience with someone else who enjoys it too.

I have been making the most of the cooler weather by renovating the vegie garden. The chooks have been very interested in the digging, and so have some of the little native birds.

And now for the exciting announcement… which I feel some trepidation about too…

We’re going to be on the tele! A crew from Gardening Australia came and filmed us a few months ago, and the segment will go to air on Friday the 9th August at 7.30pm and will be repeated the following Sunday at 1.30pm. It can also be streamed from the ABC website or watched on iView after the first broadcast.

The trepidation is because I’m not at all used to being filmed, even though I am very comfortable with public speaking. But it’s great that nature journaling (and Ray’s paleobotany) will feature on Australia’s most popular lifestyle show. And it’s an honour to be part of such a wonderful show.

So until next time, I hope you have a chance to go outdoors and get a dose of nature. You know it’s good for you!