Hiram College

Starting this month, environmentalist Carol Agnew will lead nature enthusiasts on a series of intimate journeys through the woodlands of the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station. Agnew and other outdoor explorers will create nature journals with sketches and descriptions of their treks. Water fowl, trees, turtles, summer plants and their pollinators and other outdoor riches will provide intricate and often colorful content for the journal pages. Open to the public, the nature journaling workshops begin Sunday, June 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the 550-acre field station located at 11305 Wheeler Road, Garrettsville.

“Attendees don’t have to bring artistic talent, but rather a love and curiosity for nature,” says Agnew, noting that journaling captures the treasures of the field station with a personal perspective and touch.

Participants can join one, a few or all of the nature journaling outings, which will be held June 11 and 18, July 9 and 16, August 6 and 13, and September 3 and 10. Outdoor enthusiasts, age 12 through adults, should bring a blank mixed-media journal and permanent fine point marker. The series begins with a discounted price of $10 for the June 11 session. Subsequent sessions will cost $15. Those who register for  six Sunday sessions will receive one free.

To register, contact Agnew at canneagnew@gmail.com or 216-816-4305.