More winter twigs... Left to Right - black oak (Quercus velutina), bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) and Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra).
Sunday, November 30, 2008
For the past 7 or so years I have enjoyed surveying for and learning about freshwater mussels, one of the most interesting and at-risk groups of native organisms. I would highly recommend checking out the Unio Gallery for some great video on the amazing reproduction techniques of freshwater mussels. Anyway the field notes above are from a day spent in the Grand River of northeastern Ohio, both of these very similar looking mussels are present in the Grand.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Here are some more botanical illustrations in colored pencil. The top one is of a Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) cone early in the year when it is still green. The next is of a Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) showing both young leaves and the pink spring flowers. Prints Available. Last one is of a winter bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) twig that is still holding onto a leaf.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
OK, so my firs blog worked and the image even appeared! The above image is dedicated to my new home state - Ohio. The image is again in colored pencil and is of a Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra) leaf bud breaking dormancy.
Welcome to my first blog! I really have no intention of writing typical blogs, but would like to use this to share some of my artwork. Stay tuned as I figure out this thing... the image above is titled white oak leaves and is done in colored pencil. Prints Available