Question 1: I started nature journaling when I was about 12. I was inspired by the PBS show Hodgepodge Lodge, with Miss Jean. My drawings were not so good, but I loved the entire process. I was so proud of that first notebook.
I resumed nature journaling a few years ago. I’ve been in Alaska since 2001, and live on a river, so this is a good spot for journaling. My drawings haven’t really improved a lot, but I’m still as excited about it as I was when I was watching Hodgepodge Lodge!