Nature & Nurture Class

It’s time to sign up for Nature & Nurture: a six week online class (do at your own pace) covering the lives of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Beatrix Potter. We’ll talk about their lives, the landscapes they lived in, how that nature translated to their writings, and what observations we can make about […]

Journaling Winter — Free in January!

I am so excited to make this online nature journaling course free to newsletter subscribers during the month of January! This course provides you with four weeks of nature exploration guidance for winter. You will receive nature walk prompts to guide your nature observation, be able to watch a video each week of a sample […]

New Classes Available

I am excited to announce the availability of two new online nature journaling classes: Christmas Botanicals and Nature & Nurture. All the details can be found on the Education Page. The Christmas Botanicals class is all about connecting with nature through the month of December. With videos you can watch whenever you want, we will […]

Favorite Indiana Field Guides

It comes in very handy to have field guides written specifically for your state or geographic area. It saves many minutes thumbing through books bypassing entries that will never be seen in your area. Here are some of my favorite field guides for Indiana: Indiana Wildflowers by Kay Yatskievych — this is a very thorough […]


“If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.” — Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April

Dancing with Bees

Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature by Brigit Strawbridge Howard tells the story of one woman and her discovery of the large and fascinating world of bees. There are 20,000 species of bees in the world, only a handful being honeybees. Each species has its own size and shape, it’s feeding habits, its […]


“The goal of nature journaling is not to create a portfolio of pretty pictures but to develop a tool to help you see, wonder, and remember your experiences. You can learn to do this. You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist. These are skills you will develop as you go. The […]


“Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seem to impart a quiet to the mind.” — Jonathan Edwards


“Where there are bees there are flowers, and wherever there are flowers there is new life and hope.” — Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo


“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” — Jenny Uglow