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Nature Journaling Gathering at Yankauer Preserve
Saturday, July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Field Journaling Guide: Joy Bridy
PVMN Continuing Education Eligible
Everyone is welcome to join this free, outdoor nature journaling gathering, regardless of their journaling experience. However, registration is required and limited to 12 participants; please register below.
- Outdoor only
- Mask wearing is encouraged when in close physical contact
- Respect the 6 feet apart/physical distancing guidelines when possible
- Participants must bring their own ‘tools’ (pencil(s) and journal/pad of paper recommended, field journal if you have one)
- Participants may bring their own picnic chair for use on the trails while journaling
At Yankauer Preserve, summer is an excellent time to explore deep shaded cedar groves, spot milkweed, mullein and wingstem along the sunnier trails, or stroll out to the Potomac River overlook. With peak summer also comes peak insects, so we’ll be taking a look at some of the flying and crawling ones around us. Bring your regular supplies as well as any insect books you may have, a loupe or magnifying glass, or your smartphone with camera.
We’ll start at the picnic tables under the pavilion for a short introduction, walk the trails independently to observe and ponder, and eventually return to the shaded pavilion to add details to our work, and share techniques and exercises to inspire our nature journal habits.
Special Opportunity! Do you have extra nature journaling supplies sitting around that you don’t use? A spare notebook that is too big or small, watercolors you never use, or a pen that doesn’t feel right in your hands? Bring your extra supplies, and we’ll swap under the pavilion.
Whether you’ve been keeping journals for years, or a budding beginner, we welcome you to come out and put pencil to paper in the company of other enthusiasts. Bring your journal, any supplies you prefer, supplies to trade, and an open mind to trying new materials and techniques.
Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bathrooms and water are available on site.
Contact Krista Hawley at AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org or 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.