Celebrating National Wildlife Week
National Wildlife Week is celebrated annually from April 5-9th in order to highlight the special wildlife species that call the United States home. Below you’ll find a wide variety of stories and sketching tutorials I’ve created in honor of our nation’s wildlife. Enjoy!
STORIES ABOUT WILDLIFE
Below you’ll find a list of stories I’ve written to help educate the public about a variety of wildlife species from North America. Enjoy!
- American Alligators
- Butterflies and Moths
- Water Ouzels
LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE THROUGH SKETCHING
As you probably know, I’m a strong advocate for using drawing as a tool to deepen people’s understanding of wildlife. For once you’ve looked at an organism long enough to sketch it, you’ll have noticed things about its anatomy and behavior that you might not have appreciated before. This, I hope, will lead you to have greater empathy for the species, and be inspired to support its conservation in the wild.
Below you’ll find links to my tutorials that will lead you step-by-step through drawing a variety of flora and fauna. As I demonstrate how to draw each species, I’ll also share cool facts about their biology, ecology, and anatomy to help you understand them better. You can also find dozens of wildlife education and sketching workshops on my live streaming page on Crowdcast.
- How to Sketch Gila Monsters
- How to Sketch Whooping Cranes
- How to Sketch the American Pika
- How to Sketch Butterflies
- How to Sketch Florida Manatees
- How to Sketch Sea Lions
- How to Sketch Humpback Whales
- How to Sketch Kestrels
- How to Sketch Robins
- How to Sketch Mushrooms
- How to Sketch Barn Owls
- How to Sketch Hummingbirds
- How to Sketch Reindeer
- How to Sketch Warblers
- How to Sketch Moths
- How to Sketch Tardigrades
- How to Sketch Sea Turtles
- How to Sketch a Bluebird
- How to Sketch Sharks
- How to Sketch a Woodpecker
- How to Sketch Newts
VIDEOS ON AMERICAN WILDLIFE
LINKS TO ARTICLES ABOUT WILDLIFE
- Mass extinction isn’t an abstract idea for scientists who have watched species die. By Dr. Jonathan Kolby.
- Psychic Numbing: Keeping Hope Alive in a World of Extinctions. By Carl Safina.
JOIN THE NATURE NOOK!
If you love wildlife, I invite you to check out my monthly online membership program, The Nature Nook, which is designed to help you learn about the world’s flora and fauna through the lens of a nature journaling practice. The program includes a library of tutorials as well as OVER 120 recordings of live workshops on wildlife including such iconic creatures as rhinos, tapirs, hummingbirds, tree frogs, orchids, sharks, and much, much more!