Nature journaling is a powerful and personal way of connecting with nature. Developing this close connection calms our hearts and minds and has many beneficial effects on mood and health. As nature take care of us, so too can we take care of nature. As we do, our sense of kinship and connection will grow. Incorporate simple conservation and stewardship practices into your nature journaling. Try a trash clean-up in a place you have explored and see how that action changes the way you think and feel about the place. Just as we protect the places we love, we love the places we protect! Perhaps a simple stewardship kit (gloves, trashbag) might become a part of your journalling kit.