Drawing from an image was fine. Drawing while they are flying is very difficult. What came easily was obtaining the shape and size of the warbler. It was adding the details that was more tricky because I tend to go overboard. I should have drawn the complete branch and leaves. Perhaps I would add details at home instead of in the field.
I am very excited about this course. I have been doing independent nature journaling for a couple of years. John Muir Laws nature journaling was my inspiration. He has been a valuable resource for guiding me to look at nature more.
My goal is to journal daily, in or out of the field. I would like to add more maps with keys, more drawing, more scientific data analysis, plots, and charts. I tend to just write and bullet things I’ve seen. But, transforming this into imagery would be great.
I maintain several logs for bird migration, bird species count, butterfly, dragonfly, damselfly, beetle, frog/ toad, and wildflower on either a daily, weekly or when noticed in nature. Nature grounds me. I get so excited when I see seasonal migrants/ flowers and enjoy logging all my findings.