In Celebration of Rhinos!

It’s World Rhinoceros Day! We set aside September 22 as World Rhinoceros Day to take a moment to learn about these impressive animals and the threats they face. Rhinoceros are at risk of extinction throughout their range, especially from poachers who hunt them for their horn with the false belief that it has medicinal qualities. […]

Bird Coloring Pages for Kids

Celebrating National Audubon Day

Today is John James Audubon’s birthday; and thus, National Audubon Day. Born April 26th, 1785, he is best remembered as a bird naturalist, author, and illustrator, whose book The Birds of America is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. He has certainly been an inspiration in my own life, as I pursue similar passions. […]

Nature journaling for all ages

Tips for starting a journaling practice

Keeping a nature journal is a time-honored tradition, practiced throughout history; from the ancient Greeks to naturalists like Darwin, Audubon and Muir. Traditionally, it’s main purpose was to keep a record of one’s observations to learn about the principles governing the natural world. But we are now learning about its many secondary benefits, which have […]

All About Giraffes

Celebrating World Giraffe Day on June 21st

Interesting Facts About Giraffe A resource for facts about giraffes, a giraffe coloring page, and links to learn more about giraffes in the wild. Giraffe Coloring Page In honor of World Giraffe Day, I have created a coloring page that you are free to download and enjoy. It is loosely based on what a Reticulated […]

How to Draw a Macaw

Let’s Draw a Military Macaw! I created this fun step-by-step guide to drawing a Military Macaw as part of my volunteer work in Mexico. The conservation organization, Macaws Forever, will use this in their educational programs in local communities. Feel free to download a copy and share it with your bird-loving friends! How to Draw a […]

How to Draw a Woodpecker

Step-by-Step Tutorial on Drawing a Woodpecker Get a pencil and paper and follow along to this quick tutorial. How to Draw a Woodpecker   How to Draw a Woodpecker Coloring Page Woodpecker-How-To-Draw (pdf) All You Ever Wanted to Know About Woodpeckers The Peterson Reference Guide to North American Woodpeckers by Stephen A. Shunk This 300-page book […]

Young Naturalist’s Songbook

Link to download A Young Naturalist’s Songbook (load time might be slow, it’s a big, colorful file!) I designed and illustrated this song book for children based on the songs of my dear friends,Stephen Hein & Kristen Strohm. I created it to accompany the nature education programs I provide through various organizations. The songbook includes the words to 14 nature-based songs for kids written […]

Caribbean Birds Coloring Book

Inspiring children to know & protect their avian friends Download the Barbuda Warbler Coloring Page I’m honored to be collaborating with BirdsCaribbean, the leading bird conservation organization in the Caribbean. We’re creating a children’s book (working title: Endemic Birds of the West Indies Coloring Book) that will be distributed throughout the islands. Below, you’ll find some of the initial drafts of the […]

Stream Insects Coloring Page

Caddisfly larvae

  What’s more fun than spending a hot summer day splashing around in a creek or pond with your kids? Below you’ll find a coloring page I created to help educate children (and adults!) about the wonderful diversity of insects and their relatives that inhabit the water, mud, pebbles and aquatic vegetation of most any watery […]

Nature Coloring Pages for Kids

Here are some coloring pages and other environmental education resources I’ve developed over the years for use in working with children, who learn best by doing. Feel free to download and copy them for your nonprofit educational uses. And if your children enjoy them, I’d love to have you share photos with me! Giraffe Coloring Page (pdf) […]