Extracts from a Nature Journal by Alex Boon

Alex Boon’s nature journal follows the tradition of Edith Holden’s Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, combining written descriptions of time spent out-of-doors with coloured pencil and ink drawings of the species, landscapes, and the changes from year to year and with the seasons. Alex has been keeping nature journals since 2016; this latest book covers the period of June 2019 to June 2021, reflecting the effect that the pandemic and its associated restrictions had on Alex and his relationship to nature.



June 2019



December 2019



June 2020



October 2020



March 2021






Alex Boon is a nature artist and writer from East Devon. He holds a PhD in soil science from the University of Reading and now splits his time between editing scientific papers and creating art and written work that expresses his close relationship with the rhythms of nature. He is interested in raising the profile of nature journaling in the UK as a subgenre of nature writing and teaches it as a practice that anyone can get involved in to forge a connection with the natural world. See more at his website, his Patreon page for teaching nature journaling, or follow him on instagram.


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Theresa Henningreply
August 10, 2021 at 11:39 am

Beautifully observed and illustrated. Lifts the heart.

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