On a sweltering day in July, I drove up a gravel driveway to Trail Wood Sanctuary. This 168-acre property in rural eastern Connecticut was once home to naturalist writer Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie. In 1980, Nellie donated their pristine land to the Connecticut Audubon Society, which now hosts artists and writers in … More Trail Wood Sanctuary
Spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and spring peepers are just a few who rely on healthy vernal pool habitat. Happy coloring! Click here to download a 8.5×11 pdf of this coloring page.
In less than two months, author Katy Farber and I will be celebrating the launch of our new picture book, Salamander Sky! We’ve been working hard to spread the word to bookstores, libraries, nature centers, and science museums. We hope that it will encourage kids to get outside to learn about salamanders and other amphibians and … More Salamander Sky, Part 1: Field Research
I thought, while it was freezing raining outside, that I’d make something that evokes the scent of a sun-washed field with tall grasses and wildflowers, a gentle breeze, and the sounds of crickets and bluebirds calling. Back in August I needed to create a demo piece for some workshops, so I drew this Western Bluebird in colored … More Western Bluebird, Summer Afternoon
On February 5, I will teach the first of two workshops about drawing animals at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center at Thacher State Park, (Voorheesville, NY, just a 30 minute drive south of Albany). This is a beautiful spot, tucked into the woods, with many trails to explore. If you live in the Capital … More Drawing Animals – Workshop Announcement
A beach towel, designed to be a fun learning tool during summer adventures by the sea. … More Who lives at the beach?
What does a chipmunk’s underground home look like? This illustration shows the layout of a typical chipmunk burrow, including the nest and food storage areas. … More A Peek Inside a Chipmunk Burrow