World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on March 3rd and the theme for 2020 is “Sustaining all life on Earth”, encompassing all wild animal and plant species as key components of the world’s biodiversity. The event was created in 2013 when the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day as United Nations World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.
BLOG POSTS ABOUT THE WORLD’S WILDLIFE
Below you’ll find a list of stories I’ve written to help educate the public about a variety of wildlife species around the world. Enjoy!
- Dart Frogs
- Bluefin Tuna
- Carnivorous Plants
- Wild Orchids
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. Enjoy!
- How to Sketch Zebra
- How to Sketch Robins
- How to Sketch Mushrooms
- How to Sketch Pitcher Plants
- How to Sketch Hummingbirds
- How to Sketch Reindeer
- How to Sketch Seahorses
- How to Sketch Warblers
- How to Sketch Pangolins
- How to Sketch Moths
- How to Sketch Bluefin Tuna
- How to Sketch Giraffe
VIDEOS ON WILDLIFE FROM MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
LINKS TO TIMELY 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.
LEARN MORE AT THE United Nations World Wildlife Day WEBSITE
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. My motto is “Drawing to Learn While Learning to Draw,” so in this program you’ll learn as much about the anatomy and biology of the plants and creatures we draw as you do about art tools and techniques.