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...

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...
The Water Ouzel

The Water Ouzel

John Muir’s description of The Water-Ouzel One might think that California’s most treasured naturalist; John Muir, who was instrumental in founding the Sierra Club and inspiring the establishment of the National Park Service, would count as his favorite...
Bat Appreciation Day

Bat Appreciation Day

Celebrate Bats on April 17th National Bat Appreciation Day occurs annually on April 17th.  April is the best time of the year to observe bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day is also an excellent time to learn about...
Celebrate Orchids!

Celebrate Orchids!

National Orchid Day April 16th is designated as National Orchid Day in the United States. Below you’ll find information about orchids of North America and the world, unique characteristics of the orchid family, a slideshow of orchids from my trip to the tropical...
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...
Bioluminescent Footprints, Oh My!

Bioluminescent Footprints, Oh My!

A Glow in the Dark Sea Creature Next time an evening stroll takes you to the seashore, your wet footprints may surprise you by glowing in the dark! Though many marine organisms have the ability to glow, called bioluminescence, it’s likely that the single-celled...

Happy Love A Tree Day!

May 16th is designated as Love A Tree Day! How are you celebrating it? I’m sharing a few images of favorite trees I’ve met in my travels to Peru, Honduras, Mexico, Borneo, Sicily and the Pacific Northwest!...

Inspirational Quotes

Below you’ll find some  favorite quotes that inspire me when out in the field sketching in my journal. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PAGE OF NATURE QUOTES FOR YOUR JOURNAL “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may...
In Celebration of Pangolins

In Celebration of Pangolins

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. Sadly, pangolins are the most illegally traded wild mammals on the planet. They are poached for their...