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Keeping a Nature Journal

Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You

By Clare Walker Leslie Charles E. Roth

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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“A wonderful book for young people, this book has also inspired this old gardener to go out and get one of those nice new sketchbooks … ” — The New York Times


“Leslie’s approachable methods for recording the natural world have inspired many people.” — New Orleans Times-Picayune


“ … a step-by-step guide to getting started in a fascinating hobby of recording on paper what you see in nature.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer


“[C]oaches even beginners who think they cannot write or sketch but simply have a love of nature.” — San Jose Mercury News

“… an excellent teaching tool on how to go about seeing the world in a new way.”  — Indianapolis Star


“This book was very motivating for me personally and I am ready to begin a nature journal.  It could be used as a classroom supplement or a tool for personal professional development for all ages … a good resource for informal science organizations such as museums and camps.”  —NSTA Recommends (National Science Teachers’ Association),


“Here’s a good gift book for gardeners, but also for non-gardeners who nevertheless enjoy communing with the great outdoors.” — Nashville Tennessean


“Learn to observe nature closely, sketch with confidence, keep accurate records, narrate the changing seasons, and more.  Highly recommended for those interested in art journals or nature studies.” – Somerset Studio magazine

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July 05, 2003