Author: Melinda Nakagawa

Intro to Nature Journaling Class- Level 1- Fall 2020

Intro to Nature Journaling Class- Level 1- Fall 2020

Do You: Enjoy nature but don’t know what you’re seeing? Want to be more confident in drawing nature? Want to start a nature journal but don’t know how? Join the Intro to Nature Journaling course– Here’s what we’ll explore in this introductory class live online…

July 12 Brown Bears: MB Nature Journal Club (video)

July 12 Brown Bears: MB Nature Journal Club (video)

This morning I stumbled upon a live web cam at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA. Salmon were leaping out of the water, attempting to jump upstream. Brown bears were chewing on freshly-caught salmon sashimi. The falls, the pool, the island, and the scenery…

July 5 Meeting (video)

July 5 Meeting (video)

Today we celebrated 14 weeks on online nature journaling meetings, and discussed some new ways we might be able to share in the future meetings. Other questions that came up: about INIWIRMO (I notice, I wonder, It reminds me of), Sacrificial pancakes, myth of “right way”, pencil miles.

Here is your chance to give your feedback on how you like these Sunday Nature Journal Club meetings. Link to Form

Sounds in nature

Sounds in nature

Today I had planned to draw the first calendula blossoms in our vegetable garden. I headed out across the yard and as I rounded the corner of the house, I heard an unusual crackling sound. I stopped in my tracks, focused my hearing to figure…

Virtual Tidepool Nature Journaling (video)

Virtual Tidepool Nature Journaling (video)

Join marine biologist and nature journaler, Melinda Nakagawa for a virtual trip to the tidepools of Pacific Grove, California.

Learn about the who lives there and how to capture them in our nature journals.

For more nature journaling with Melinda see upcoming classes.

To join the Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club virtual sessions.

Participant nature journal pages

Crab molt comparison

Crab molt comparison

Journaling crab molts on the beach.

The Nature Journal Show interview

The Nature Journal Show interview

I was recently interviewed by Marley Peifer, host of The Nature Journal Show.

Learn a little how I started nature journaling by myself to creating an online journaling community. I’ll share what inspired me to start the Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club– and how YOU can build a nature journaling community in your area.

Blackberry study

Blackberry study

I examined the fruit and flowers of the blackberries in our yard to identify what kind they are.