is a friendly guide written for amateur artists, writers and naturalists. Inspired by the 19th-century British educator Charlotte Mason, this approach to self-education combines careful observation of nature with the introspection of journal writing and the relaxing pleasure of
watercolor. When used with children it can become a science or art curriculum. Anyone who is interested in journal writing will love it.
Discovery journals are fun for all ages and are particularly rewarding for
families and educators. It is a great hobby for parents and children to share together. The whole family is able to participate and learn together.
“Karen Rackliffe’s new book, Wild Days, Creating Discovery Journals, will inspire you and your children to keep your own nature journals. The many
beautiful illustrations that adorn this book are taken from Karen’s actual nature notebook
and those of her children. I highly recommend this lovely book to those interested in recording their experiences with nature. Start your nature notebook today!” --Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide
In this portion of the web site
, you may read the introduction to Wild Days; an excerpt from it; reviews from people who have read the book; see
sample journal pages; see the table of contents; be directed to other
nature-related links and books; and read about Karen Rackliffe.