Field Journals

Illustrated field journals allow an exploration of science through art and inquiry. The journals of well-known biologists such as Charles Darwin and Ernest Thompson Seton were a critical part of their work as naturalists and biologists.

For the last 15 years (Volumes 1-15) I have kept an illustrated field journal that has provided a meeting ground for my teaching and my research as a plant ecologist/naturalist.

I provide further background in “Why do I keep a field journal” and I welcome your exploration of the journal excerpts.

Also, to download a booklet I use in workshops for university faculty on how to used field journaling with their students, click here Documenting the Moment. As a pamphlet, the pdf file should be printed off two sided, the pages assembled, and then folded in half to create a pamphlet.