Want to learn the basics of keeping your very own nature journal? Join us on a walk of Mt. Auburn Cemetery with author Clare Walker Leslie! This event is free and outdoors, but we do request you register in advance!
Meet us at Mount Auburn Cemetery for a walking book launch for Clare Walker Leslie’s two most recent books – Keeping a Nature Journal, 3rd Edition (2021) and A Year In Nature (2020), including special drawing journal pages from her years of exploring Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Originally published in 2000 with endorsements from E.O. Wilson and Jane Goodall, Clare Walker Leslie’s Keeping a Nature Journal was at the forefront of the nature observation and journaling movement. Leslie’s approach has long been acclaimed for its accessible style of teaching people to see, witness, and appreciate the wonders of nature, and her classic guide is still used by individuals, groups, and educators ranging from elementary school teachers to college-level instructors. The third edition features more of Leslie’s step-by-step drawing techniques, a new selection of pages from her own journals (which she’s kept for 40 years), and an expanded range of prompts for observing particular aspects of the natural world in any location. With an emphasis on learning to see and observe, Leslie shows how drawing nature doesn’t require special skills, artistic ability, or even nature knowledge, and it is a tool everyone can use to record observations and experience the benefits of a stronger connection to the natural world.
Enjoy a nature discovery walk led by Clare and a nature contest to win a free book. Books will be available for sale on-site, or preorder a copy below!
All ages welcome. For further information on Clare’s books and work: http://www.clarewalkerleslie.com/
Registration is requested through the Mount Auburn website. Register here: https://mountauburn.org/event/keeping-a-nature-journal-book-launch-with-clare-walker-leslie/