Reports from the Field: Nature Journaling

A peaceful journaling moment at field school.

As a part of their outreach after the field school, Academy youth are encouraged to continue the nature journaling they begin at field school.  This is a journal entry from one of our students.

by Eric F.

March 10, 2013 – I was lying on the trampoline in my back yard at 10 or 11 pm, to listen to the night sounds. I was listening to a shrill  electric shriek which I later found out was a night hawk.  After a few minutes, a large dark owl, which I later found out to be a Great Horned Owl, flew soundlessly over my head and landed on a nearby tree branch.  I was intrigued and stared at it for a few minutes.  Then came a low, booming owl cry, hooh-h-hooo, hoo, hoo that send chills down my spine.  I listened to this duet between the Nighthawk and the owl for a few more minutes, then went back inside.