Usborne Nature Journal Review

There is nothing I love more than planning in my bullet journal which this year is a TOAD Diary, playing with pens, stickers and making collages. Back in January I made a little doodle in my bujo and am now that doodle is a set of freelancers productivity stickers perfect for any mum juggling family life and a small business. From brilliant idea to new product! Each A4 sheet contains 12 designs, 8 stickers of each making a whooping 96 stickers providing you enough sticker action for months to come.

Freelancer Stickers Charlie Moos

I also adore being outside, which is handy when I live on the edge of the New Forest. Every June The Wildlife Trusts have a month dedicated to getting outside and enjoying the world around us called 30 Days Wild.  The whole 30 Days Wild month really fits in perfect with my new found love of nature, sit spots and netwalking. As adults we live our lives at such a fast pace and really underestimate the wellbeing qualities that slow, meditative activities such as walking, being in nature and bullet journaling provide.

Usborne Nature Journal : 

Nature Journal Usborne Books

As soon as I saw the new Usborne Nature Journal I knew we had to have one. Although it’s aimed at 7+ I absolutely adore this book. It’s hard back which not only makes it feel like a special book but helps it to keep it’s shape when you stuff it with bits and pieces and the yellow elastic contrasts the teal and white cover.  Once you open your eyes to the world around you you’ll be so surprised what you’ll see.  Last week I nearly stepped on a magnificent stag beetle who was lost in the carpark.  The same weekend we spent the day rescuing beautiful coal tit chicks who decide to fledge via the kitten’s mouth and our pond! Luckily we managed to save most of them and love watching them return to feed off the feeders with mum and dad. Daddy Moo bought me a HP Sproket for Christmas I’ve been making stickers to pop inside the journal although we have a camera with us at all times on our phones how often do you print them out? The Usborne Nature Journal makes a beautiful scrapbook too.

Megan has a flower press filled with special flowers that we haven’t known what to do with and I can see this book becoming a group project. Not only is it perfect for nature lovers of all ages, but this inspirational journal is also filled with beautiful illustrations, intriguing facts and each page is designed with plenty of space for your own notes and drawings.  What I love about this journal is that excellent paper quality has been selected, it’s thick and textured meaning that you get very little bleed and cross over which I hate!

The book is £8.99 and well worth it. If you want to grab a copy and don’t want to wait for the giveaway to end then please contact the lovely Zoe Newth Independent Usborne Organiser : 07714 632345Nature journal Leaf recognition

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  1. Solange
    June 12, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    We had a picnic in the park.

    June 13, 2018 / 1:08 am

    Put out food for the garden birds

  3. Tracy K Nixon
    June 13, 2018 / 4:18 am

    We have bought a bird table and been leaving food for a bird that has her nest on our roof!

  4. Kim Styles
    June 13, 2018 / 7:52 am

    wow love the stag beetle!! -did you know they spend up to six years of their life underground mostly as Larvae before they emerge as beetles. so saving it was amazing! we take regular nature shots when we go out on our walks. we have saved a Hedgehog who was poorly and we took it to an animal rescue centre- My daughter named it Geoffrey.

    • June 13, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Geoffrey! That is so cute!
      I registered our stag beetle finding I had no idea they were so rare.

  5. June 13, 2018 / 8:09 am

    We’ve saved 2 hedgehogs and feed our birds in the garden. They love the coconuts filled with lard & mealworms!

  6. Sally Collingwood
    June 13, 2018 / 9:40 am

    I put a bird bath in the garden

  7. Keri
    June 13, 2018 / 10:21 am

    I’ve never seen a stag beetle in the wild, how wonderful!
    We are filling up our bird feeder every day, sometimes twice a day, as there are lots of new birds around at the minute. They love mealworms 🙂 x

    • June 13, 2018 / 10:52 am

      Mealworms are a goodie but they are so smelly!

  8. Karen Barrett
    June 13, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Volunteered on the very overgrown Rivington Terrace Gardens

  9. Sheena Batey
    June 13, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Put up a bee hotel. No residents as yet.

  10. Margaret Gallagher
    June 13, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    We ve got a Bird feeder and table – so many birds – were surprised

  11. June 14, 2018 / 8:15 am

    We’d go nature spotting on a canal walk 🙂

  12. Michelle Smith
    June 14, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    I rescued a bird in my garden whose wing got trapped in my garden fence.

  13. Margaret Clarkson
    June 14, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    hung up bird feeders filled with seeds in front and back gardens

  14. Tanya Camilleri
    June 14, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    We love 30 days wild. It’s our second year doing it. We have been super wild and have an ant colony, caterpillars, butterflies, 2 snails, and a slug living in our home to observe!

  15. Abby D
    June 15, 2018 / 9:59 am

    Made a bug hotel!

  16. Lorna Ledger
    June 17, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    We have bought and now hung up a small Bee box

  17. Emma McCormick
    June 17, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I feed the stray cats on our block

  18. Karen hutchinson
    June 24, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    A hike in the woods with the beavers ( junior cubs not the animals !)

    • June 26, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Phew thanks for clarification 😉 I do love a good hike with the kids

  19. Lynn Neal
    June 25, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    We have been improving habitats in our garden for the wildlife!

  20. Chris Constable
    June 28, 2018 / 7:58 am

    We planted bee friendly plants in our garden and make sure that our bird bath is replenishrd with water every evening. Last night we sat outside until late watching bats flying around. I love having a coffee break outside just watching the wildlife and thinking.

  21. Lorraine Kirk
    June 28, 2018 / 9:22 am

    We built a bug hotel with left over bricks, twigs and toilet roll tubes

  22. Simone Griffin
    June 28, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Identified insects in the woods

  23. paula cheadle
    June 29, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    put up 2 bird houses high up in the trees in the back garden

  24. June 30, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Had a picnic on the edge of a glacier – brilliant

  25. Jeanette Leighton
    June 30, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    I feed the birds all the time

  26. June 30, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    We have several bird feeders and a worm farm. I’ve also put up a bird box and bee hotel

  27. Rebecca Powell
    June 30, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    We have put up a bee box

  28. Cassandra D
    June 30, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    #30DaysWild Feeding the birds.

  29. donna l jones
    June 30, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    put food out for the wildlife

  30. Sam Parkes
    June 30, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Pond dipping over the local marshes

  31. Fiona Johnstone
    June 30, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I’ve planted a wildflower garden for the bees and insects. It’s growing nicely. I’m feeding the birds and putting out water for them. I’m also picking up all the rubbish that can harm wildlife when I’m out with my dogs. Folk are so messy.

  32. Natalie Crossan
    June 30, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Leaving sugar on a teaspoon out for the bees

  33. Adrian Bold
    June 30, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    We put up 2 bird feeders in our garden.