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Nature Journaling Meet-up (Central Alabama) – December 5th

December 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Do I need to RSVP? Yes! Please RSVP to save a spot.

Event Leader: Amy Lewis Sides, a biologist and expert nature journaling educator based in Pelham, AL! Check out her website here.


When & where is the event?

Address: Moss Rock Preserve Simmons Trailhead. Please use the following link to view the location on a map application as there is no address for this trailhead:

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/oEPy1kpkbRj4ryQr6?g_st=ic

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 from 12:00-2:00pm CST

If you are unfamiliar with this trailhead, it may look like a bus parking lot at first. Drive to the far end of the lot from the road, and the trailhead is there.


How much does it cost to attend? This event is entirely FREE. So, invite your friends, bring your family, and let’s all share in a day of connection, creativity, and discovery!


What will we be doing?

At this event, we will take a short hike before settling in to journal. We encourage you to make observations and notes about what you see around you — and, to explore these three prompts while you are out: https://johnmuirlaws.com/deep-observation/.

This is a monthly social meet-up for anyone who is interested in nature journaling, especially in Central Alabama. These meet-ups are not instructional. However, Amy will be there to facilitate your time and answer your questions.

Nature journaling is the practice of using words, pictures, and numbers to describe the natural world around you. It is a tool for sharpening your observational skills and forming a deeper connection with nature. Most importantly, anyone can do it! No prior experience or skill is required.


Who is this event for? This family-friendly event is designed to accommodate a blend of all ages and experience levels.

However, please give the organizers a heads-up if you plan on bringing a large group of children by emailing us at [email protected]. Parents and caretakers are responsible for their children during this event.


What do I need to bring? Please bring your own supplies, snacks and anything else you might need! Consider bringing a notebook, pens, pencils, and something to add color to your entries (i.e. colored pencils, watercolor, markers, etc.)

You may also want to consider bringing:

  • Bottled water
  • Winter jacket, hat and gloves
  • Snacks
  • Depending on the season: insect repellent, sunscreen, raincoat, a hat or sunglasses for comfort, portable chair


Anything else I need to know? Restroom facilities are not available at this site. Should you have any queries or need further details, please feel free to reach out. We are more than happy to help!

We’re excited to see you, to grow our community, and to enjoy Alabama’s natural wonders through the art of nature journaling.

Happy journaling, everyone!


December 5, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Amy Lewis Sides
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