World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day

Let’s Learn About Land Turtles! It’s World Turtle Day on May 23rd so let’s ‘shellabrate! The day was created to learn more about land turtles and tortoises and how to protect them and their habitats worldwide. You can learn all about the characteristics and...
Celebrating John Muir

Celebrating John Muir

Happy Birthday John Muir! In celebration of John Muir’s birthday, April 21st, 1838, I’ve created some images of a few quotes from his writings.    Resources for learning more about John Muir The Sierra Club’s John Muir Exhibit Visit the John Muir...
Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day

Conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, Earth Day was created in 1970 to gain traction for the grassroots environmental awareness movement. Public concern over protecting our planet was still in its infancy during this time prior to environmental regulation,...
The Industrious Beaver

The Industrious Beaver

Celebrating International Beaver Day on April 7th! An estimated 60 to 400 million beavers once lived in North America, but the European demand for beaver pelts for clothing, most notably hats, almost drove the mammal to extinction by the mid-19th century. Where I live...
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...
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...
Let’s Sketch Water Bears!

Let’s Sketch Water Bears!

Learn About Tardigrades and How to Sketch Them Tardigrades, who are also known colloquially as water bears or moss piglets, are likely the coolest animal you may never have heard about. Below you’ll find a recording of a live workshop I taught in which I share...
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...
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...
In Celebration of Vultures

In Celebration of Vultures

International Vulture Awareness Day The first Saturday in September is set aside annually to observe International Vulture Awareness Day. So I’d like to share some fascinating facts about these much-maligned but vitally important birds and showcase some of my...