About Our Community
We are a nature journaling community in South Africa.
Nature journaling is our tool to learn about and deepen our connection with nature.
It feeds our creativity and our stewardship.
We slow down to observe nature.
We stop long enough to hand record on paper our observations, thoughts and feelings.
In March 2020, due to the COVID pandemic, we stopped group outings. We continue our lively and supportive connections via the internet in various forms.
We all have something to learn from each other
We encourage each other. Our community enriches our individual nature journaling experiences. We share across communities, languages, interests and disciplines. Our community is diverse in many ways. We are people of all identities, all histories, and from all contexts. We are committed to values of respect; fairness; equity; generosity of spirit, skills and knowledge; and justice.
We follow the Nature Journalers' code of conduct, putting our respect for the environment and other people into practice. These questions guide us:
Who am I in this place?
How do I know that I am putting into practice my respect for:
my NJ experience?
spaces and places including its history, environments and habitats?
Read the Nature Journalers' Code of Conduct here.
Join our community of nature journalers in South Africa here, or contact us here.
Create a local community with nature journal buddies, friends, family, or as part of other nature focused or outdoor group.