I am inspired by a group of talented artists and gardeners who volunteer together at the Mountaintop Arboretum in Tannersville, NY. We are learning about native trees, and the birds that nest in them. I am a rank beginner, with very poor eyesight, but I believe that starting a nature journal will help me to identify and observe the trees, plants and birds more readily. I don't have to be an ace at drawing, but I'd like to learn about the nature around us. Ultimately, I'd like to be able to draw more accurate landscape and garden designs.