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Spring Nature Journaling Gathering at Eidolon Preserve
Saturday, April 10 @ 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 10 participants; please register below.
PVAS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all of our community. In order to do this, we are implementing the following WV State Guidelines for this gathering. Please read them carefully and contact Krista Hawley at AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org if you have any questions:
- Registration is limited to 10 participants.
- Outdoor only – gathering will take place at Eidolon Nature Preserve
- Masks must be worn when in a group setting.
- Respect the 6 feet apart/physical distancing guidelines.
- 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.
Capture the Emergence of Spring through Nature Journaling!
For a special outing, we’ll be meeting at Eidolon Preserve in Morgan County. Using Marguerite Zapoleon’s field notes as inspiration, we’ll be looking for early spring ephemerals, migrating birds, and other signs of changing seasons. 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, walls of an old stone house, and many interesting plants, birds, trees, and other bits of ecology. You can visit the PVAS webpage on Eidolon Preserve to peruse Marguerite’s field notes and familiarize yourself with what may be seen, as well as enjoy the fruits of another field journalist.
We’ll plan to meet at the parking lot inside of the main gate, 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.
Early spring is splendid, no matter the weather, so dress for the weather, and tune in to your senses. Come with your nature journal supplies, a chair (if you’d like), and water.
More information about Eidolon Nature Preserve (including directions) is available here: https://www.potomacaudubon.org/preserves/eidolon/
- Bring your journal and any supplies you prefer.
- Dress for the weather, bring water, and wear warm, comfortable walking shoes/boots.
- Bring binoculars and/or loupe for observation.
- Bring your own chair for use out in the preserve, if you would like one.
Please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.