In Celebration of Rhinos!

In Celebration of Rhinos!

It’s World Rhinoceros Day! World Rhinoceros Day is celebrated on September 22 each year. Let’s 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...
In Celebration of Moths

In Celebration of Moths

Let’s learn some fun facts about moths in celebration of National Moth Week! Moths don’t get the respect and attention they deserve, overshadowed by their more colorful and day-flying relatives, the butterflies. But there are way more species of moths than...
World Firefly Day

World Firefly Day

World Firefly Day is celebrated on the 4th of July to spotlight nature’s original firework displays! In their honor, I’ll share interesting facts about their biology, habitats, lifecycles, and of course, how and why fireflies glow! Lastly, I’ll share...
The Dragonflies of Summer

The Dragonflies of Summer

In my mind, no insect denotes ‘summer’ more than our friend, the dragonfly, who patrols his territory and catches smaller insects for dinner over your favorite swimming hole at the height of the season. The darner family of dragonflies is among the...
All About Giraffes

All About Giraffes

In honor of  World Giraffe Day and Endangered Species Day, I’ve assembled some facts and resources on giraffe biology, ecology, anatomy, and conservation. You’ll also find here a giraffe coloring page I’ve designed for kids. What Giraffe Look Like...

Learn with a Naturalist

The Value of Field Sketching: Video Replay The video below is from a live event hosted by Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry in which I was interviewed about the values I find in a field sketching practice for educators and naturalists....
World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Resources to learn more about the ocean In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly decided that June 8th would be designated by the United Nations as “World Oceans Day”. In celebration of World Oceans Day, I’ve written some natural history stories about sea...
Endangered Species Spotlight

Endangered Species Spotlight

Shining a Spotlight on Threatened and Endangered Species Below are some stories I’ve written about a diverse array of our planet’s threatened and endangered species in observance of both Endangered Species Day and International Day for Biological...
Celebrate Tapirs!

Celebrate Tapirs!

April 27th is World Tapir Day Tapirs are large, primitive mammals that you’ve likely never heard of. They look a bit like a hodge-podge of other animals with a round, thick body, short legs, a small stub tail and most notably, a prehensile nose.   They’re often...
John James Audubon

John James Audubon

John James Audubon John James Audubon was one of the world’s most acclaimed ornithologists and bird artists, known best for his studies and illustrations of North American birds in their natural habitat. As a bird artist myself, I’ve always been fascinated...