ISSUE 31  |  Cabins & Camping

Notebooks for Naturalists

July 30, 2012 7:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Jot ideas, sketch flowers, tape a frond from an unusual fern to a page. In the wilderness, a pocket-sized notebook is essential equipment:

Above: A three-pack of 48-page soft cover Field Notes is $9.95. Honoring the tradition of agricultural field notebooks, the pocket-sized memo books are ideal for making lists, writing poems and sketching. Image via Packlite.

Above: In a three-pack, choose among graph, lined or plain paper — or mix and match. Image via Notebookism.

Above: A 50-page Birdwatcher’s Pocket Notebook, made with recycled paper, is £4.95 from Kate Broughton.

Above: Developed in the 1920s in the rainy Pacific Northwest, Rite in the Rain’s all-weather writing paper will not wrinkle, tear, or smudge if it gets wet. A 3.5-inch by 5-inch All-Weather Memo Book is $4.25.