By Kate Dolamore
Artist, citizen scientist
I am a native Floridian that has always been in love with nature and eager to learn more. I started on my field guide inspired bird paintings 10 years ago to learn to identify birds better, and it turned out other people liked to learn from my work too! This year I am nature journaling, recording my findings and posting them to Instagram for others to follow along. With no formal training in science (or art, for that matter!) I consider myself a citizen scientist and my hope is that my nature journal will inspire others to take a closer look at the nature around them and record it too- anyone can keep a nature journal, it can be as simple as notes jotted down.