Nature Study Goals – 2015

Nature Study Goals 2015 @handbookofnaturestudy

1. Yosemite Photography Project – Start my long term project to take photos from every spot listed in the book. (The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite)

2. Visit one new state park. I didn’t realize how many parks I have not visited right in my own area. (My reference book:Day Hiker’s Guide to California’s State Parks)

3. Visit one new national park. I know it is worth the effort to achieve this goal so we have begun thinking and exploring how to visit a park this year.

4. Visit a bird refuge. I love learning about birds so much and this is something that our family can accomplish with a day trip.

5. Take one new hike from the guide book we purchased last year. (Best Hikes Near Sacramento)

6. Read ten nature-related books this year. Stay tuned for a separate post with the books I have chosen to read.

7. Continue my rock project.

8. Create at least one nature journal entry each month (participate in the Once a Month Journal Project).

9. Rewatch the National Parks series on Netflix.

This is my third year creating goals for our nature study and I think I am getting better at being realistic about listing things that are both meaningful and achievable. I will be updating my goals and sharing my victories every quarter instead of each month in 2015. Join me if you like and share a link to your goals in a comment so I can pop over and cheer you on.

Here’s to a great year!

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  1. That’s so weird, I thought for sure I’d see Drive to Lincon City on your list. :) We saw an ad for Sunstone Jewelery in a local paper this weekend. We’ve seen the rocks but not the cut gemstones. We’re surfing at Otter Rock today, and the store is in Depoe Bay – so we’ll stop by and take a look see.

    • Barb McCoy says:

      Oregon is always on the radar screen! We may do a coast trip again now that we have a travel trailer and can go no matter the weather. :) I will look forward to your report on sunstones.

  2. I really enjoy reading about your goals. I need to make a list, there are so many beautiful places around here too to explore. Your list inspires me to make a detailed list. Thank you!

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