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Nature Journaling Meet-up (Central Alabama) – March 5th, 2024

March 5 @ 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? Ruffner Mountain, 1214 81st St S, Birmingham 35206. At the large picnic pavilion by the parking lot.

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


 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?

Depending on the location, there may be different things to observe or visit. 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
  • Snacks
  • Depending on the season: insect repellent, sunscreen, raincoat, a hat or sunglasses for comfort, portable chair

Anything else I need to know? Not at this moment! Please note that not all locations will have access to a restroom or other amenities. 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!


March 5
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Amy Lewis Sides
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