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Winter Twigs: Signs of the seasons

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Winter twigs: Signs of the seasons, a Nature journal exploration

We often recognize our local deciduous* trees by their distinct leaves. But what happens when they drop their leaves in autumn? How do we know which is which?

Taking a close look at twigs reveals clues to the life of that tree.

We’ll zoom into small details to look at patterns, textures and colors and structures ( buds, scars, branching). We’ll learn a few new botany terms, but mostly we will focus on HOW we observe nature and how to record in our nature journal.

*Deciduous means the plant sheds its leaves each year.

During the break we will go outside to your nearby deciduous trees. If your weather does not allow for outdoor exploration during the session, cut a twig from a nearby plant and bring to class. (Be sure to select a tree has lots of branches to spare).



Start at 9:30 am- end at 12 noon Pacific Daylight. Schedule:

  • 9:30 am Start with greetings and introduction of a topic
  • ~10:30 am We log off the computer to nature journal outside in our own nearby nature,
  • ~11:20 am Return to Zoom for sharing our discoveries and journal pages. ***This is THE BEST part- not to miss!!

Who can attend

Open to all levels. No experience needed.

If you are new to nature journaling, check our an introductory nature journaling course, Spark your Curiosity, see here.


Meeting Link:

Sundays at 09:30 AM Pacific Daylight (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 604 293 250 Passcode: nature

What to bring

Open to all levels!

  • Have a journal or paper, and a pencil.
  • Color pencils or watercolor optional.
  • Bring your curiosity and willingness to try!

References for today

Short video on winter tree ID tips


Donation-Based and accessible to all

$10-20 Suggested Donation. Make a donation here.  See you Sunday!

Thank you for your support to make nature journaling accessible to all!


January 17
9:30 am - 12:00 pm PST