Spring Nature Journaling at Yankauer Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Deana for Nature Journaling!
PVAS Hosts: Master Naturalist Deana Thorsell
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.
At Yankauer Preserve, late spring and early summer are excellent times to explore deep shaded cedar groves and spot wildflowers and migrating birds along the sunnier trails or stroll out to the Potomac River overlook.
Late spring is splendid, no matter the weather, so dress for the weather, and tune in to your senses. Come with your nature journal supplies (pencil and blank book, other supplies welcome), a chair (if you’d like), bug spray and water. 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.
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.
Should you have questions or would like to know more about nature journaling, please email Deana Thorsell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-264-6335.
About Deana: Being involved with PVAS for many years and participating in PVAS events and activities with my family and grandchildren, I’ve come to love the program and what it offers to everyone. Their staff and volunteers are very professional, experienced and they make learning fun for everyone. I completed the PVMN 2022 class and have become a Certified Master Naturalist. I wanted to give back to others on something that I’m very passonate about and I love doing – Nature Journaling. It’s not about being able to draw (as most think it is), but being in nature, observing what you see, documenting it by words, photography, drawing, cut and pasting, etc. and finding answers to some of your questions that you may be asking yourself. It is your personal journal to do as you want. It’s a great way to reduce stress, meet new people and share with each other our ideas. Try it – You’ll love it!