Nature journal workshop with Sallie Wolf; Lake-to-Prairie Chapter Conference on Soil
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The Power of Observation: Making and Keeping a Nature Journal/Sketchbook

October 16, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM

Room 259, The Priory, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest, IL

Presentation Description: 
In this workshop we will create simple journal/sketchbooks and then explore different ways of working with them, in writing, drawing, and collage. These journals would be ideal for recording nature observations and keeping gardening notes.   No prior experience is required, and school-aged children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
If you already keep a journal or sketchbook, you might want to share your own sketchbook practice. All materials will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own favorite drawing/sketching materials.

About Sallie Wolf: 

Wherever she goes, Sallie Wolf takes her journal, fountain pen, ink, and watercolors. These are the tools she uses to record the world she sees. Her journals are a combination of an anthropologist’s field notes, a writer’s notebook, and an artist’s sketchbook. Her children’s books grow out of these journals. Her most recent book is The Robin Makes A Laughing Sound: A Birder’s Journal, a collection of bird observations told in poetry, lists, questions, notes, and sketches.  Sallie lives in Oak Park, IL, where her garden is devoted to attracting birds. Her website is, and her studio is located at 331B Harrison St., in the Oak Park Arts District.

Free and open to the public.

Lake-to-Prairie Wild Ones Chapter Conference:

Growing Living Soil with Native Landscaping

November 5, 2016, 8-3:30 PM Details and tickets:

Rain Gardens Topic for November's Program

November 20, 2016 (2:30-4:30 PM): Rain Gardens for Beauty, Wildlife, and Stormwater Control by Monica Buckley of Red Stem Landscaping and Charlotte Adelman, author of Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Non-native Flowers and Plants and Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees (forthcoming).

NOTE: This will be our last program at The Priory.  We will keep you updated on future locations.  

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