Overall I think I did pretty good this year in reaching my nature study goals. A few areas I could have done a better job but those goals can rollover into 2015. We were able to do some amazing traveling during 2014 which was very unexpected and exciting. So, what started out as a rather wacky idea to make nature study goals way back at the beginning of 2013 has actually been just what I needed to push me in creating the opportunity to grow and learn as a person deeply interested in discovering and then learning more about what I see in my natural surroundings.
December 2014 Final Results
#1- Visit two new national parks in 2014. Complete.
#2- Identify and journal three new birds. Complete.
Completed the Bewick’s Wren, the Clark’s Nutcracker, and now the Killdeer.
#3- Identify and journal three new rocks. Completed only one but will continue on again in 2015.
#4- Three new hikes. Complete!
#5 Visit a new-to-me nature center. Complete.
#6- Post a nature photo of the week for the entire year. I came really close to accomplishing this goal! I did 48 of the 52 prompts. If you are interested in seeing the Pinterest board with all of the images from the year, you can pop over to Nature Photo of the Week 2014.
#7- Camping in all four seasons.
We made summer and autumn camping trips easily. After much thought and discussion with my husband, we decided we really don’t have any desire to go camping in the winter. Call it wimping out or whatever you want but we would rather go camping when the conditions are warmer and the days are longer. Our spring camping trip will happen in 2015!
I will be posting my 2015 after the new year rolls in and I get them down on paper.