"A nature-diary is a source of delight to a child. Every day's walk gives him something to enter: three squirrels in a large tree, a jay flying across such a field, a caterpillar climbing up a nettle, a snail eating a cabbage leaf, a spider dropping suddenly to the ground, where he found ground ivy, how it was growing and what plants were growing with it, how bindweed or ivy manages to climb. Innumerable matters to record occur to the intelligent child...he should begin to illustrate his notes freely with brush drawings - as for drawing, instruction has no doubt its time and place; but his nature-diary should be left to his own initiative."
- Charlotte Mason, Home Education, page 55
The Nature Journal is a 16 page, blank diary for collecting sketches, brush drawings, and watercolors. And since it fits into the Juniper Journal, it goes with you where ever you go.
At Juniper Grove, paper is important to us. We put thought and research into the quality of paper we use for our notebook inserts. For our Nature Journal, we chose an 88 pound Richeson water-color paper that really stands up to use without bleeding or wrinkling. We consulted with two accomplished artists and tested several products before we settled on this one that handled brush drawing, sketching and watercolors beautifully, even when using both sides of the paper. We think you'll love it!
Journal Insert options:
Nature Journal (blank, 88# watercolor paper)
Commonplace Journal (blank, lined)
Bible Journal (blank, lined)
Math Journal (blank, grid)
Science Journal (blank, grid)
Calendar of Firsts Journal
Daily Journal (planner)
Weekly Journal (planner)
A note about the company: Juniper Grove Journals is a very small family business. Brad and Micah and their children Kate (13), Olivia (11), Maggie (10) and Jonah (7) all pitch in to make the journals from scratch. Micah designs and manufactures the journals, while Brad designs and prints the notebook inserts, and the kids bind the inserts at the kitchen table. (True story - The only rule is that everything has to be cleared away before dinner. =)
We already have more insert ideas, but if YOU have one you'd love to see, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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