Updated! Using a Phenology Wheel for nature journaling is a wonderful visual way to record nature and seasons! A phenology wheel is basically a visual, artistic summary of an entire year on a circular chart. Each month, sketch and paint something significant experienced in nature on the wheel.
Here is my phenology wheel as part of my perpetual nature journal. open here at January Week 2. The center circle of the wheel is for a spiritual symbol or something personal.
I first saw a beautiful phenology wheel in progress by Lynn of Raising Little Shoots who creates the most wonderful phenology wheels and encourages her children to capture their nature ‘moment’ for each month on theirs . She sells a starting guide eBook.
Because I live in the Southern Hemisphere here in South Africa, I changed the corresponding months and seasons on the downloaded wheels. Here is an updated Southern Hemisphere phenology wheel templates (one with months & seasons and 2nd blank template) for seasons and lunar cycles ~ Southern Hemisphere Seasons & Lunar Phenology Wheel
As the moon phases are blank circles, use the lunar cycle information from Time & Date.com to colour in your moon cycles in the little lunar circles.
Here is my Southern Hemisphere 2018 Phenology wheel with the moon cycle or without, download by clicking the image below ~ Visit Partners in Place to download their wheels of Time and Place and view their gallery of phenology wheel examples.
Seasonal Rounds reproduced from p. 19 of All Around the Year (1994) by Jack Santino.
Sign up for access to The Lily & Thistle Resource Library for a blank phenology circle template and add your own seasons, months, or topics.
Sign up to download the free Weather Tracker and Lunar Cycle circle templates at Outdoor Explorer Nature Journal Nitty Gritty Science
Colour-in the circles to illustrate monthly lunar cycles templates found at Paper Wool Yarn.
Here is another beautiful example of a phenology wheel used as a perpetual day-month-season-calendar display ~
Here’s some more inspiration on Pinterest circular calendar examples