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Nature Journaling Gathering at Eidolon Preserve
Saturday, September 18 @ 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
For a special early autumnal outing, we’ll be meeting at Eidolon Preserve in Morgan County. Eidolon, named after the phantom women of Greek mythology created by Zeus from mist and light, is an enchanting preserve straddling Purslane Mountain, including multiple fresh springs, an old stone house, and many interesting plants, birds, trees, fungi, and other bits of ecology. If you have some time, visit the webpage on Eidolon to peruse the field notes of Marguerite Zapoleon. You can familiarize yourself with what may be seen, as well as enjoy the fruits of another field journalist.
Plan to meet at the parking lot, then hike in to the Stone House ruins. We’ll use the Stone House for a base, gathering for a short nature journal introduction, walk the trails independently to observe and ponder, and eventually return to the Stone House to add details to our work, and share techniques and exercises to inspire our nature journal habits.
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, 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.