I visited friends and was delighted to find they’ve started a Wildlife Log for their land. They leave it at the cabin and hope all their guests will contribute, and the record will span seasons and years. I took a snapshot of the latest page, which features a wild boar, Northern flicker, and fat robins. It reveals my beginner-level experience as a birder as well as a friend’s growing proficiency at birding. (There’s hope: improvement just takes interest, patience and a few good tools, like binoculars and a bird identification book.)
Is a guest nature journal an idea you could apply in your own situation?