Keeping a Nature Journal, 3rd Edition: Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World All Around You

Keeping a Nature Journal, 3rd Edition: Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World All Around You

by Clare Walker Leslie


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For more than 20 years, this award-winning book by acclaimed naturalist and artist Glare Walker Leslie has introduced people to a different way of seeing the world. This fully revised third edition features Leslie's inspirational techniques for becoming a skilled observer of the natural world and using drawing as a tool for deeper exploration, even if you don't consider yourself an artist. Richly illustrated with Leslie's own journal pages, sketches, and watercolors, as well as examples from journals of generations of her students, this book is an instructive guide and encouraging companion you'll turn to again and again. Discover: How to set up and use your journal, How to hone your observation skills, Essential journaling equipment, Drawing technique and exercises, Lessons in drawing plants, trees, birds, animals, landscapes, and more, Suggestions for maintain a regular journaling practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635862287
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 05/25/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 191,329
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Clare Walker Leslie is a nationally known wildlife artist, author, and educator. For more than 30 years, she has been connecting people of all ages to nature using drawing, writing, and observation of the outdoors. Her books include the bestsellers Keeping a Nature Journal and The Nature Connection, as well as The Curious Nature GuideNature Journal, and Drawn to Nature. She lives with her husband and family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Granville, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Forewod Edward O. Wilson ix

Preface x

Part 1 Getting Started 1

Chapter 1 Why Keep a Nature Journal? 2

Chapter 2 Setting Up Your Journal 40

Chapter 3 Introduction to Drawing 54

Chapter 4 The Ongoing Journal 76

Part 2 Journaling Explorations 109

Seasons and Sky 112

Flowering and Nonflowering Plants 120

Trees and Leaves 128

Birds, Beaks, and Feathers 138

Mammals, Domestic and Wild 150

Amphibians and Reptiles 158

Insects and Others 162

Landscapes 170

Appendix: Teaching Nature Journaling 180

Suggested Reading and Resources 197

Index 204

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