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Nature JournalingšŸ“”ā€Sitting Spotā€ Drawing

Nature JournalingšŸ“”ā€Sitting Spotā€ Drawing


  1. Find a location to try a sit spot. You donā€™t have to go far. It could be in your yard. Sit quietly for at least 15 minutes. 
  2. Do you notice birds or other animals returning after a period of time? Do they return at different intervals? Which comes back first?
  3. Open your journal and set up your page with your name, date, time, place, and weather notations. 
  4. Start recording your observations, use as many of your senses as possible and play with including some measurements.

The plans for my sit spot changed quickly! My initial plan was to sit at a pile of decaying wood to observe the fungi and wood forms of non-moving subjects. That plan was scrapped as the sounds of Canada Geese arriving at the pond in front of my home grew louder and more hysterical. So much was happeningā€¦ a n d ā€¦ very quickly. Iā€™m used to having a camera in hand and shooting rapidly when Nature drama unfolds. This time, all I had was a pencil and my sketchbook. At first, I feared that I would be unable to capture any of the events that were quickly unfolding in front of me. Then little scratch marks started to appear on my sketch pageā€¦ then moreā€¦ then more. As the scratch marks were annotated I began to appreciate the story I was capturing.  

Have we wondered about some of the same things?

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