Nature journals: Get closer to wildlife at the nature center

Published by Lori Pickert on April 20, 2008 at 04:43 PM

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Most of our nature journaling will be done en plein air. But don’t overlook your local nature center. You can get up close and personal with birds, reptiles, and animals that you will be lucky to see from a distance when you’re drawing and painting outdoors.

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See also: the complete list of nature journal activities (as it grows!)

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10 comments

Comment by Sheila Ryan on April 20, 2008 at 09:08 PM

A wonderful discovery. It excited me so much that I posted about it on the group blog (http://www.clusterflock.org/2008/04/for-alek-and-india.html) through which I discovered your post, Lori -- and only afterward read the request concerning permission to reproduce. Hope that all will be well in retrospect.

Comment by estea on April 20, 2008 at 09:15 PM

my sister took the kids to a *nature* expo yesterday and together they watched cats doing acrobatic tricks.

i'm not kidding.

hi scarlet!

i can't wait to draw natural things. like feral cats and such.

Comment by Lori Pickert on April 20, 2008 at 09:57 PM

hi sheila - no worries! i love your blog - thank you so much for including us. :^)

e - i hope there are pictures of the cats doing acrobatic tricks. one of my cats rolled off the tv once on accident - does that count?

Comment by maya on April 20, 2008 at 10:02 PM

What fun! And hey - I have an owl on my blog today too! :)

Comment by Lori Pickert on April 20, 2008 at 10:42 PM

that is such a weird coincidence! i *hear* owls a lot, but i don't often get to see one -- especially so up close!

Comment by Sheila Ryan on April 20, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I miss hearing 'my' barred owls -- the ones I heard virtually every night down in southern Illinois!

Comment by Lori Pickert on April 21, 2008 at 12:10 AM

i live in central illinois, sheila, and i hear owls every night. :^)

Comment by Teri on April 21, 2008 at 06:59 PM

So great!

Comment by Jill on April 27, 2008 at 07:06 PM

So cool!

Comment by Lori Pickert on April 28, 2008 at 12:54 AM

hi jill! thanks! :^)

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