Sketching Venus Flytraps

Sketching Venus Flytraps

Check out my video workshop below where you’ll learn spooky facts about the Venus Flytrap and also learn how to create a drawing of one, complete with a captured fly! First, download your Venus Flytrap Sketching Cheatsheet that you’ll use to follow along...
Wicked World of Carnivorous Plants

Wicked World of Carnivorous Plants

May 4th is World Carnivorous Plant Day! What Are Carnivorous Plants? Read on to discover the fascinating world of carnivorous plants; their diversity, ecology, and distribution, then watch a video I made about my favorite species from Malaysia! Carnivorous plants are...
Spooky Nature Facts

Spooky Nature Facts

Read on…if you dare…to learn fascinating facts about the world’s spookiest creatures! WORLD’S LARGEST RAT Can you imagine a rat that weighs more than 3 pounds and reaches 3 feet long?! It’s the GAMBIAN POUCHED RAT and yes, it’s the world’s...
Spooky Nature Facts About Mushrooms

Spooky Nature Facts About Mushrooms

Introducing the World’s Deadliest Mushrooms While unfamiliar to most by name, this mushroom is one of the most recognized by sight, with its typically red cap with white spots. Introducing Amanita muscaria, a brightly colored beauty with a dark secret. They are...
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...
Batty About Bats!

Batty About Bats!

In Celebration of Bats Bats are so cool, there are three holidays honoring them: Bat Appreciation Day on April 17th, International Bat Week from October 24-31, and Bat Appreciation Month in October. So here are some spooky, but true, facts about bats of the world!...
Halloween Greetings

Halloween Greetings

Boo and happy All Hallows’ Eve to you! As a naturalist, Halloween is my favorite holiday and my favorite place to spend it is deep in a rainforest jungle where there’s certainly no shortage of Halloween-themed wildlife, from cave centipedes and their...
Tiny But Stunning Dart Frogs

Tiny But Stunning Dart Frogs

Cool Facts About the Dendrobatids All poison dart frogs belong to the family Dendrobatidae, and all 187+ species reside in the humid rainforests of Central and South America, from Nicaragua to Brazil. Poison dart frogs are a fascinating group of amphibians with...
Wildlife Dressed for Halloween

Wildlife Dressed for Halloween

Orange and Black Wildlife Have you ever wondered why so many animals follow a Halloween-themed dress code of orange and black? From the American Redstart to the Monarch Butterfly, and thousands of species in between, this is indeed a common color combination.   The...
Spooky Nature Facts: The Darlingtonia Midge

Spooky Nature Facts: The Darlingtonia Midge

The Darlingtonia Midge & Its Murderous Accomplice Who would believe that an insect and an insect-eating plant could have a mutually beneficial relationship?  Surprisingly, that’s exactly the case in the unlikely union between the mosquito-like midge and the...