Wetlands Day

Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2nd. Did you know that 30% of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed in the last 50 years? Wetlands play vital roles in the world’s ecosystems and harbor many endangered and endemic species. Below you’ll find all...
World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day is observed on the 3rd Saturday of February each year and so it’s a good time to reflect on this incredibly unique and endangered mammal. In this blog post, you’ll learn fascinating facts about pangolins and also learn how to sketch...
Let’s Sketch a Pangolin!

Let’s Sketch a Pangolin!

Join me for a free, online workshop where you’ll learn about the Ground Pangolin, also called the Temminck’s or Cape Pangolin, an endangered species that resides in southern Africa. You can register to attend the live event on February 15, 2023, at 8 a.m....
Mistletoe Musings

Mistletoe Musings

MISTLETOE The maligned and misunderstood step-sister of holly, poinsettia, and Christmas trees! As a child, I fondly remember collecting wild mistletoe from the pine and oak woodlands of my home in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills. I would wrap the mistletoe...
Wildlife Conservation Day

Wildlife Conservation Day

Celebrating Wildlife World Wildlife Conservation Day is celebrated annually on December 4th.  The occasion seeks to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora and to drive discussions toward...
Pacific Northwest Mushrooms

Pacific Northwest Mushrooms

Here’s a few of my favorite fungi from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Many of these species are also distributed more widely or have close relatives around the world....
Top Ten Avian Migrants

Top Ten Avian Migrants

Learn about the world’s longest-distance avian migrants. Here are the top ten!                   And the top prize for the world’s smallest long-distance migrant goes to…..(drum roll please)   Related Bird Resources on this Website Here are some more...
Bat Month!

Bat Month!

October marks Bat Appreciation Month Learn About Bats’ Vital Ecological Roles BATS HELP CONTROL INSECTS Bats are able to consume their body weight in insects each night, making them a great natural source for mosquito control! BATS POLLINATE MANY PLANT SPECIES...
Mushroom Spore Prints

Mushroom Spore Prints

A fun, easy, and educational activity Autumn is a great time to go mushroom hunting with the arrival of the season’s rain showers. If you’re keen to identify those species you find, it’s helpful to know the color of their spores. If you would love to...
In Celebration of Rhinos!

In Celebration of Rhinos!

It’s World Rhinoceros Day! World Rhinoceros Day is celebrated on September 22 each year. Below you’ll learn some interesting facts about rhinos and also learn how to sketch them in my video workshops below! The Rhinoceros family includes five species...