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Nature Journal Prompts: Dec 15-Dec 21

Posted on December 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM

All of the major winter holidays are right around the corner! Preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, and so many more are underway! Don't let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season get in the way of your nature journaling, though! Here's the prompts for this week, to help you stay motivated and inspired to keep journaling through the chaos.

  • During the winter, some animals change color. Have you noticed any animals like this in your area? If so, detail your observations. If not, write about what animals you think may change color for the winter and why. 
  • Winter breeding season begins for many species of owls soon. Have you seen any owls, or heard their calls at night? Detail your experience in your journal.
  • Is it snowing by you? Take some time to observe the snow. Use a magnifying glass to examine flakes in closer detail. Write about your observations. If it's not snowing, write about the last time it snowed OR what you think snow is like if you've never experienced it.
  • Some animals have ways to naturally handle the winter months. Try to observe a few, and detail what features makes them more suited to the cold and snow.
  • Many birds are living in their summer homes down south. Detail what kind of bird you miss the most, and what you miss about it.
  • Icicles are a common feature of winter. Find a few that look interesting to you and detail them in your journal.
  • What kind of holiday-related environmental issues have you noticed in your town? Is there issues with litter from holiday gifts? Or an higher levels of CO2 emissions from everyone holiday shopping? Detail any issues you notice, as well as ways to help solve them. 
If you're not already keeping a nature journal, why not start now? For more information on nature journals and why you should be keeping one, visit the following link:

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