Abby McBride at the WildWonder Nature Journaling Conference 2019

Abby McBride is a self-described sketch biologist, meaning she explores the world with a sketchbook to look for insight into the past, present, and future of landscapes and living things. She writes and illustrates multimedia stories about biology, ecology, and conservation. At the 2019 Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, she shared how she used sketching to tell stories of seabirds in New Zealand in her role as a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow. For more information on Abby and her work, visit

Wild Wonder 2019 videography sponsored by The Foster: Watercolor Exhibitions of Wilderness Journeys (  

Sponsored by Heyday Books, John Muir Laws, and the Nature Journal Club, Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference is an annual event that gathers people who are passionate about nature, art, science, curiosity, and wonder to share ideas, learn from each other, support each other, inspire each other, and have fun together in a nature’s beauty. To learn more or sign up for the newsletter and mailing list, visit