The Naturalist’s Journal: A Short Film

There’s an autumn chill in the air and golden leaves are crunching underfoot, but at ReLit we’re also remembering the green days of summer with this short, meditative film featuring photos and journal entries created by participants in our 2018 Summer School session, “The Naturalist’s Journal”.

Ellis journal 1


In this session, led by Professor Suzie Hanna, participants were invited to study the nature journals of Suzie’s father, Ted Ellis. From the age of 12, Ted kept Nature Notebooks in which he drew, described and celebrated his encounters with the natural world. Inspired by these notebooks, participants made observations of their own through writing, sketching and photography. We have collated some of their words and images, alongside Ted’s, in this short video.


Take two minutes to see, hear and enjoy…

With special thanks to Professor Suzie Hanna. 


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