A Birder’s Brain On Paper by Fiona Gillogly

How Keeping a Nature Journal Improves Our Birding Experiences

In the June 2020 edition of Birding (the national monthly magazine of the American Birding Association), teen birder-naturalist and nature journaler Fiona Gillogly wrote an outstanding essay on nature journaling while birding. (The image shown here is a page from her nature journal.) In the article, she explores important topics such as learning to draw, growth mindset, drawings vs. photographs, deep observation, improving the way you think, memory, and curiosity. I think you will love the article and be inspired by her ideas. Click here to read the article.