Meet at the preserve (follow the sidewalk to the right from the parking lot until you reach the fishing pond) to talk about writing and drawing as a way to enrich your time in nature. Everyone will then have about 45 minutes to walk within the preserve and write and draw. We will then reconvene by the fishing pond to discuss how it went.
Nature journaling is not only a way to preserve thoughts and images from a day in nature. It also is likely to make your memory of the day richer, it’s an opportunity for self-reflection while writing and drawing, and promotes mindful awareness of the present moment.
Please bring a notebook or paper and a pen and pencil (colored pencils if you would like). We recommend keeping it simple; the session should help with guidance about anything else you might want to get later. If you have one, you could bring a small camp stool (not required).
Michael Smith is a Psychological Associate, author and writer. He is a regular contributer to GreenSourceDFW.org.
Jessica Smith is an artist.