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Keeping a Nature Journal


If you're an avid observer of the natural world, you've probably thought a time or two about keeping a journal of your adventures. On this week's Nature Notes, host Dallas Baxter describes what you might bring on your next excursion if you wanted to keep a nature journal. The tips come from writer Susan Tomlinson's book How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook. Tomlinson has recommendations for the type of journal, backpack and different types of pens and pencils that would be useful in preparing a nature journal.  In instances like these, it helps if you are prepared.