One thing that I have learned from my blogging experience is that it is a good way of keeping record of the various happenings in my daily life. Namely, remembering when the Rose-breasted grosbeaks came through Murray or when the Azaleas bloomed.
Yet everything, does not make it to the blog, and I would not want to bore you with the minute by minute details of the simple life of a graduate student. So I have found new ways of recording information… or you might say the old fashion way pen & paper.
Since I have started gardening I have began to save all of the plant labels for future reference on care conditions or for future purchases. I have placed them into a book, along with notes about their seasonal condition or problems it experienced. Also, during my ornithology class this past spring I started a bird journal, documenting the various birds and vegetation during our early morning birding visits (mind you most of this journal was written on a very bumpy bus). I have found both of my new record keeping journals very helpful – so here’s to saving, scraping and journaling!