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Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club

August 21 @ 9:30 am 11:30 am PDT

Join us on Zoom for a morning of nature journaling! Check Melinda’s website Event Tab for the topic and link for registration.

Each month there will be a topic, demonstration, then time for solo off-line nature journaling before returning to Zoom to share.

August: Tracking Trees

Join us this month for a session about trees. Deciduous trees (those that drop leaves in the fall) have bare branches in the winter and can be hard to tell them apart from each other or to know what kind of tree they are.

In spring and summer its so much easier to know what kind they are by looking at their leaves.

In the past, we’ve looked at twigs and new growth of these trees to learn how to identify them.

Right now, most are lush with leaves, so its a great time to examine and get to know them better. We’ll look at leaves, bark and trunks.

Start wandering in your neighborhood and noticing what trees are around you.

Which ones are deciduous? What do their trunks and bark look like?

Which trees are evergreen? Do they have broad leaves or needles?

Take a photographs:  of a leaf/leaves, and of the trunk and bark.

We can use these images in our Sunday session!

Check Melinda’s website Event Tab for the topic and link for registration.


Melinda Nakagawa, MSc. is founder of Spark in Nature and hosts the Monterey Bay Nature Journal Club Online sessions and Spark Circles nature journaling online community.

She is a marine biologist, naturalist and educator. Through her gentle guidance, hundreds of people of all ages, including teachers have been introduced to nature journaling. Melinda creates opportunities for people to adopt and sustain a nature journaling practice to open eyes to wonder, bring a sense of calm and joy, and connection with the natural world.

Melinda has been keeping a nature journal for 25 years and joyfully shares ways you can adopt this practice in your life.

Instagram: @sparkinNature

$20 Suggested Donation

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