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STOREY Publishing
Spring, 2021

KEEPING A NATURE JOURNAL: Deepen Your Connection with the Nature Around You

THIRD EDITION

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.

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The Curious Nature Guide, 2015

With dozens of simple prompts and exercises, best-selling author, naturalist, and artist Clare Walker Leslie invites you to step outside for just a few minutes a day, reignite your sense of wonder about the natural world, and discover the peace and grounding that come from connecting with nature. Using stunning photography as well as the author's own original illustrations, The Curious Nature Guide will inspire you to use all of your senses to notice the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of the trees, plants, animals, birds, insects, clouds, and other features that can be seen right outside your home, no matter where you live. Sketch or write about one exceptional nature image each day; learn to identify cloud types and the weather they bring; or create a record of what you see each day as you walk your dog. Easy, enjoyable, and enlightening, these simple exercises will transform your view of the world and your place within it.

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The Nature Connection
by Clare Walker Leslie
Storey Publishing, July 2010

Clare Walker Leslie shows kids how to experience nature with all five senses, whether they live in the countryside, a major city, or somewhere in between. Guiding children through inspiring activities like sketching wildlife, observing constellations, collecting leaves, keeping a weather journal, and watching bird migrations, The Nature Connection encourages kids to engage with the world outside and promotes a lifelong love of nature.

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Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You

Endorsed by Jane Goodall

2004 winner of the John Burroughs Award for Nature Literature for Young Readers.

(2003) New edition of 1999 text -- techniques for keeping journals for all ages.

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Nature Journal

(2003) A blank journal to use.

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Drawn to Nature: From the Journals of Clare Walker Leslie

A colorful book of Clare's ink and watercolor journal drawings to inspire you to connect better with nature right beside you: looking up, down, indoors, outdoors, in city and country, day and night.

(2005)

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Nature All Year Long

12 month nature observations -- for kids and up.

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Nature Drawing: A Tool for Learning

Basic text of techniques for Animal, Plant, and Landscape drawing.

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The Art of Field Sketching

Techniques for drawing outdoors in different habitats and situations.

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The Ancient Celtic Festivals and How We Celebrate Them Today

What did our ancient European ancestors tell us?

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Notes from a Naturalist's Sketchbook
(published 1981)

 

A Naturalist's Sketchbook: Pages from the Seasons of the Year (published 1987)

 

At Sea's Edge by William T. Fox
(illustrated by Clare Walker Leslie)
(published 1983)

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