I often tote around a notebook to write reminders or jot down some thought or observation. I have memo pads (Clairefontaine) in the car for grocery and errand reminders. I have one in my bag (Rhodia-No. 12) for work lists and ideas. But I also have one I pack around with me outdoors. It is a Quo Vadis “Notes Club” that I picked off our samples shelf in the office. France had sent us a few to consider, and while we ended up not putting them in the catalog, I liked their sturdiness, the thick elastic band and the nice heft of their feel. Here’s the link to their page on the French site.
I use Club Notes as my outdoor notebook. It is primarily for observations walking along the beach but I use it for backyard nature, too. I keep notes of the number and whereabouts of piping plovers, osprey nests and chicks; where on the beach hermit crabs tend to appear, a record of the robin family in my rose trellis, the time hummers appear for mimosa blossoms; and when I spot my first wooly worm, and what kind of winter they predict.
Who else keeps an outdoor log or likes to write outdoors? What kind of notebook or journal do you use?
(Any comments I receive will be entered to win the last “Notes Club” we have in the office.)