Upcoming events: pollinators, yoga and more!

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Rainbow lorikeets feeding on Flame Tree flowers – would they be pollinators of this tree species? I’m not sure.

How do nature, art and science interact with a Pollinator Festival, Yoga and an Ecology Conference? Well I’m about to find out! These are some of the events I’ll be taking part in over the next two months, so please come along and we can find out together

This Sunday 5th October those engaging folks from the Cubberla-Witton Catchment Network are holding a Pollinator festival at Chapel Hill in Brisbane from 10 am – 2 pm. I’ll be bringing along nature journaling displays about pollinators, and will have books, greeting cards, and nature journaling kits for sale. See this flyer for more details.

On Sunday 15th October I’ll be at the Beechmont Market at the Beechmont Community Centre (old school site on the roundabout), Gold Coast Hinterland, from 8 am – 12 pm. I’ll have my usual nature journaling displays, and books, greeting cards, and nature journaling kits for sale, but I’ll also be offering some framed original pastel sketches for sale – perfect for Christmas gifts.

The inspirational Ilse Broekaert of Yoga Made to Measure has invited me to be part of a fascinating Yoga workshop: Yoga, journaling and drawing on Saturday 21st October in Manly, Brisbane, from 10:15am – 2:45pm. We’ll be combining yoga with drawing and writing sessions to free up your creative expression, and apply this to your own yoga / journaling practice Click here for more details and how to book.

The good folks at Logan City Council have recognized all the great benefits of nature journaling, so they’re offering two FREE Nature journaling workshops at the Springwood Girl Guide Hut, Springwood Conservation Park on Sunday 5th November from 9 – 11 am and 12 pm – 2 pm. Click here for more details and how to book.

And I am thrilled to offer my first Nature journaling workshop in New South Wales, in the Cypress Lakes Resort grounds, Hunter Valley on Friday 1 December 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm.  Nature journaling: a practical way to combine art and science (full-day workshop) is part of the Ecological Society of Australia’s annual conference, but you don’t need to be registered for the conference to attend. Click here for more details and how to book.

Springtime around here means black cockatoos begging from their parents; boobook owls, bladder cicadas and frogs calling at night; honeyeaters feasting on Grevilleas and bottlebrushes, and butcherbirds collecting my fluffy dogs’ hair for their nests. I hope you are finding a chance to get out into nature and enjoy some spring (or autumn) things too. You know it’s good for you!


Springtime in the grasslands of southern NSW / northern Victoria. Illustration from the Riverina Grassland Ramblings colouring book


Get out into nature this Spring! (you’re never too old)