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30 March 2006

Nature Journaling Hike:
An Artsy Stroll through the Forest

Dr. Taba Hamissou shown here identifying wildflowers.

Want to keep track of the plants and flowers you see on your hikes? Hereís a fun way to start or expand a personal nature journal.

Artist Sarah Landrum will discuss how to preserve visual impressions through drawings and close observation. Pitt Harding, of JSUís English Department, will share samples from the writings of William Bartram, Thoreau, and other observers of nature. Dr. Mijitaba Hamissou, of JSUís Biology Department, will be identifying spring wildflowers on this easy going hike at the base of Dugger Mountain Wilderness.

No drawing or writing experience necessary. Bring a sketchbook or journal and drawing materials such as pencils, colored pencils, or small watercolor boxes. Also bring drinking water and snacks or lunch.

Pre-registration is required. CEUs are available upon request. This event is classified as family and dog friendly.
  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2006
  • Where: Pink E. Burns Trail Head (Rabbittown, AL)
    Jones Branch near the base of Dugger Mountain
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $5 - students; $15 - adults

Nature journalists pictured here are learning descriptive methods.

For more information, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or send e-mail to

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