Silent Saturday: Nature Journaling

“The most important thing we can teach our children is to observe well.”

-Ernst Mayer, Evolutionary Biologist

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Learning about animal tracks and signs, and journaling their observations.

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An awesome, free, naturalist-led class!

Tilden Nature Area, Berkeley

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Interested in learning more about nature journaling?  I highly recommend the book, Keeping a Nature Journal:  Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You, by Clare Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth.

14 Comments

  1. Planting Potatoes says:

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…..that is one lucky young man! 🙂

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    1. He does love playing outdoors!

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      1. Planting Potatoes says:

        and that is because he has been taught to love the outdoors instead of so many kids that are given a computer or video game system…..

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  2. thirdeyemom says:

    How did your sons start to school go? Hope well. 🙂

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    1. Overall, school is off to a good start! Hope the same for your kids. 🙂

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      1. thirdeyemom says:

        Thanks. Its been good but hard since I had to leave to see my family last week. My little one had a hard time. But hopefully now that i’m home things will be easier. 🙂

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        1. I saw in your last post that you were having a rough week. Hugs!

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          1. thirdeyemom says:

            Thanks. We finally got the results and my father’s cancer is stage 1. It is great news yet will be still something we will have to treat and deal with as it tends to come back. We are extremely close and have traveled the world together. It has been extremely hard to keep moving. Now I’m home and trying to readjust to life and enjoying my kids, hugging them a little tighter each day. You realize how lucky we are to have people in our life we love so utterly much. 🙂

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            1. Ah, more hugs to you and your family. My mom is a breast cancer survivor.. she wen through treatment two years ago at the age of 79. I’ll be sending healthy wishes your way!

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            2. thirdeyemom says:

              Thanks. I’m sure you know then exactly how I feel. Its been hard and scary. My dad still has lots of juice in him at 71 so hoping he can quickly recover and keep moving forward. 🙂

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  3. Amy says:

    Your photos showed that the boy was observing and was well focused.

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    1. He was totally into it. But his friend was even more into it. It was so cool to watch!

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  4. ksbeth says:

    i so agree and this is beautiful )

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