|Studying nails closely at home, 2011|
|Observing nature in Windsor, Ontario ~ Summer 2010|
- start my own nature journal, putting together a take-along kit with sketchbook, pencils, water-colour pencils, field guide, and binoculars (and make a similar kit for Celeste!)
- set up a life list for birds observed (find out best set up for me: journal, an app, and/or through Project Noah?)
- visit five provincial parks and follow at least one trail at each park
- visit five Island Trails, including walking part of the Confederation Trail (more about the Confederation Trail here)
- participate in the Backyard Bird Count
- learn, read in Handbook of Nature Study (or other field guide if needed), and include a journal entry (with sketch or photo) for 5 birds, 5 trees, 5 wildflowers, 5 seashells, and 5 mammals - try to include native species to the island
- learn about the Piping Plover
- Participate in the Big Week of Birding at PEI National Park
- Help at the World Oceans Day Beach Clean-Up
- Find and participate in two (or more!) other nature-related events, either educational or helpful ones.
This year, I want to make sure I record what we see and observe during our nature outings, not just with my camera. I am looking forward to learning more about the nature around me through this process and also to become more comfortable with sketching. These goals should help.
|A few brochures I collected last summer, all related to nature on the island.|
Did you set up similar nature-related goals for yourself? Leave me a comment with a link if you did a post about them, I'd love to read them.