When Lewis and Clark passed through the Bitterroot Valley in the 1800s, Meriwether Lewis kept a Nature Journal. He recorded over 200 plants and animals that he'd never seen before on their trip to the Pacific and back.
The art of keeping a Nature Journal is being encouraged by the latest "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" class, presented by Naturalist Linda Musick and Cherrie Angel August 13.
The daylong session will be at the Heaven Ranch up Lost Horse Creek, south of Hamilton and will show how to keep a journal that captures the physical features, but also your feelings about the experience.
Beginners and experienced journal-keepers will learn about different media you can use - such as pastels, charcoal or just a pencil. You must be 18 years of age, bring a lunch and water bottle and walking shoes. Be prepared to walk in the woods. Also you'll need some kind of artist pad.
Registration of $15 is required by August 5th. Learn more about the Outdoor Woman series at the Fish Wildlife and Parks website or call Cherrie at (406) 360-1988.