Naturalist will lead nature journaling event at New Quarter Park

A nature journal offers a thoughtful way to engage with the natural world.

Anyone who has wanted to give nature journaling a go can learn the ins and outs of the hobby at a free event at New Quarter Park in York County Nov. 3, according to a county news release.

Lynn Wilson, a Richmond-area instructor and journalist, will lead the activity.

A nature journal is similar to a personal journal in that it allows a person to record feelings, ideas and observations.

The key difference is a nature journal is focused on the natural world, which serves as a subject and source of inspiration for the writer, according to the Sierra Club’s website.

Wilson, a Virginia Master Naturalist, will take participants on a walk to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of New Quarter Park the morning of Nov. 3, the release states.

Participants will be instructed to find a quiet spot in nature to write or sketch their observations of their surroundings. Basic materials will be provided and the event is free.

The program open to ages 15 and older and is limited to 15 people. Registion at yorkcounty.gov/parskandrec is required.

For more information, call New Quarter Park at 757-890-5840.

Want to go?

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 3

Where: New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive

Cost: Free

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