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The Nature Journal Facebook Club
Join the Nature Journal Club for news and posts from other nature journalers. Jack offers a free ($20 suggested donation) 1-1/2 hour demonstration on a journal topic on the 2nd Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of each month, and leads one all-day outing on the 4th Sunday of the month. This is an amazing gift and opportunity for all of us living in the Bay Area.

Sierra Nevada Field Campus
This is where it all began for me. It's a wonderful rustic campus offering nature related classes of all kinds. Sierra Nevada Field Campus



  • Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, John Muir Laws, Heyday Press

  • Laws Guide to Drawing Birds, John Muir Laws, Heyday Press

  • The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws, Heyday Press

  • Drawing a Tree, Bruno Munari, Edizioni Corraini, Italy

  • Discovering Sierra Trees, Stephen F Arno, Yosemite Natural History Association

  • How to Draw Animals, Jack Hamm, Perigree

  • Drawn to Nature, Clare Walker Leslie, Storey Publishing

  • A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place, Hannah Hinchman, Norton

  • Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon, Workman

  • The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp, Simon & Schuster

  • Local Color, Mimi Robinson, Princeton Architectural Press




We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.

Francis Bacon

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