Nature journaling is an essential–and fun!–practice for both budding and experienced naturalists, a way of recording natural history observations both artistically and with words. Nancy Seiler will help you achieve drawing success with numerous tips and exercises. Treat yourself to a day of drawing and observation! Naturalist Sue Reel will provide information on the flora, fauna, and landscape we study.
The major project of the day will be to create an ‘event map’. This documents natural phenomena in a map format as we saunter. This journal art piece can stand along or add illustration to your journal. Our field site location is the beautiful Teller Wildlife Refuge. We will provide transportation in the MNHC bus.
Nancy Seiler is a certified Golden Artist Educator as well as a classical botanical illustrator certified by The Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Illustration Program. She teaches as a guest artist in Missoula public schools for Spark! Arts Ignite Learning—Any Given Child Initiative. Nancy is also registered with the Montana Arts Council as an Artist Educator.
What to Bring: Lunch, water, snacks, boots/walking shoes, and, of course, your nature journal! Sketching/painting materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own, too.
Location: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center at 120 Hickory St., We’ll travel to the field site in the MNHC bus.
REGISTER HERE or call 327-0405.
Date: Saturday, August 6
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., travel to field sites in the MNHC bus. (Bitterroot residents can meet us at Teller)
Cost: $80/$70 MNHC members. Scholarships are available for $40, please call for details.
For more information about Naturalist Field Days and a course schedule, please visit our
Master Naturalist page.
‘Backyard Bird Project, Set II’
For 30 years Sally Hickman has been observing and recording birds who visit her backyard. View the detailed paintings she made of each one. Sally includes information on how the area around her backyard has changed and has grouped her paintings by incidence of sighting . This show will presents her second set of paintings.
Gallery Opening on Friday, August 5,
4:30-6:30 p.m., at the
Montana Natural History Center