Valentine Love in Nature (MBNJC Video)

Valentine Love in Nature (MBNJC Video)

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s that time of the year when signs of spring are in the air in some parts of the world. The birds are starting to sing more in Northern California.Love can be defined as “sustained compassionate attention” (John Muir Laws). So nature 

Micro world of Mosses (video)

Micro world of Mosses (video)

This week, one of our members, Victoria Grape will be sharing her passion for mosses. These diminutive organisms live in an entire universe unseen by most of us. Victoria will take us into the micro forest so we can get to know the incredible diversity, 

Reflections: Gifts of 2020

Reflections: Gifts of 2020

Stop and revisit As we move through the final days of 2020, I looked through my journal to reflect on the year. Like many of you, I spent so much more time at home than I ever have, and journaled every day. With entries tracking 

Skyward Salutations: Clouds (Video)

Skyward Salutations: Clouds (Video)

Autumn seems to have the most amazing skies. We’ll look upwards for inspiration today! We always have access to the sky even if we cannot get to a special place in nature. The sky is different every day and changes hour by hour, sometimes minute 

MB Nature Journal Club Sharing Page

MB Nature Journal Club Sharing Page

Sharing your pages is the BEST way to build your skills, be inspired with new strategies and ideas, and spark motivation and excitement to keep you journaling nature! We share our pages as an exchange of information rather than to be critiqued. We give and 

Nature Journaling at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Video)

Nature Journaling at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (Video)

Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club (MBNJC) took a virtual nature journaling trip to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, in Northampton and Southampton, Massachusetts. MBNJC member and Arcadia Art House Director Jan Ruby-Crystal guided us through the woodlands, meadows, grasslands, and wetlands. We sketched through the stations along 

Micro safari: live plankton sketching with Pacific Plankton (Video)

Micro safari: live plankton sketching with Pacific Plankton (Video)

The Monterey Bay Journal Club had a special guest: Janai Southworth, host of PacificPlankton who shared microscope views of live plankton from the waters of San Francisco Bay. Plankton are tiny organisms that drift in the ocean. They come in a rich diversity of shapes, 

Numbers in Nature Journaling

Numbers in Nature Journaling

Today we explored different ways to incorporate numbers in our nature journaling. Tips on how to train ourselves to count and measure more in our observations. From counting petals, estimating groups of birds, or measuring the length, learn ways to visually display your numeric observations, 

July 26: Words – Telling a story

July 26: Words – Telling a story

What we’ll be doing By incorporating words with pictures, the nature journal become more that a record of an experience, but tells a story of what happened during time in nature. This Sunday we’ll look at using descriptive words, simile, and simple poetry in our