Nature journaling workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Posted:  Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 8:30am

Midcoast Conservancy is offering a Nature Journaling workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center on Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.  June is a special time at Hidden Valley Nature Center, when the woodland wildflowers carpet the forest floor. Join instructor Andrea Lani, as participants seek out, identify, draw, and write about some of the season’s blooms. The day will begin with an introduction to nature journaling, during which participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears. Then the class will head out into the woods in search of pink lady’s slippers, fringed polygala, creeping dogwood, pitcher plants, and other woodland beauties. There, they will sketch, make observations of, and celebrate these flowers in our journals.

For the novice naturalist, this class will help you develop skills for identifying flowers, with your journal as your aid. For the expert botanist, learn ways to record your observations and deepen your appreciation through journaling.

Please bring a blank book, notebook, or journal and preferred writing and drawing tools (pencil, pen, colored pencils), as well as water and snacks. The class will spend time both indoors and outdoors and will walk up to a mile or more in search of flowers, so please dress accordingly and consider wearing a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and whatever tick-proof clothing is preferred. The class is $20 for Midcoast Conservancy members, $25 for non-members. For more information, or to register, go to, or call (207) 389-5150