“The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes”

–Marcel Proust

Welcome friends of Nature! We have one glimmering moment to be alive on this Earth. The diversity of life is a source of continued wonder and delight. It is our collective duty to protect it as the heritage of future generations and for its own intrinsic worth. Make the most of the opportunity of being alive. Get back into nature, share your discoveries and love with others, and work to be a loving steward of the Earth. You can join my Mailing List to receive email announcements of classes and events.

Classes, Lectures, and Workshops

classes groupI teach workshops and give public lectures about nature stewardship, journaling, drawing birds, natural history and observation. Browse my current schedule for programs that may be of interest to you or contact me if you would like to schedule a program.


Nature Journal Club

Journal Club photo smallFree nature journaling workshops and field trips every month? Yep! Grab your sketchbook and join our free nature journaling workshops and field trips throughout the Bay Area.The Nature Journal Club is a free, family friendly, intergenerational community who connect with nature through art and field journaling. We are nature sketching enthusiasts who support and inspire each other.  See the full schedule and join the club. You can also invite friends to join with this printable gift card.

Activities include monthly field trips, and a related technique workshop that are be repeated at different times and locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Each month brings a new outing and workshop to help make the practice of nature journaling a part of your life. The field trips will combine nature exploration, sketching demonstrations, a potluck lunch, and time to explore create your own work. The technique workshops help you develop drawing skills to apply in the field. We also sponsor art exhibitions of club members work in local venues. Read more about us in Bay Nature!

 Free Downloadable Nature Journaling Curriculum

curriculum introThe second edition of the acclaimed curriculum, Opening the World Through Nature Journaling, is now available as a free download. The curriculum now includes more great kid tested sketching activities, poetry writing, and more detailed tips on drawing in nature (you will love the material on drawing plants).  This is a great resource for teachers, outdoor leaders, and home school parents.

 The Naturalist Store

storeVisit my online store to purchase signed books and my favorite naturalist tools. All of the items in my store have been field tested by me and my naturalist friends.