Grass-Carrying Wasp Pencil Sketch p67

Grass-Carrying Wasp Pencil Sketch

Grass-Carrying Wasp Pencil Sketch

There is no doubt about it, pain is an excellent teacher. Hornets, wasps and bees make for some vivid memories. Like many, I can still remember my first bee sting. It was in the clover of our backyard. Other stings make for memorable moments, like was the time I was

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2015 Halloween Hats

Acorn Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hats

Acorn Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hats

Acorn Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hats

Acorn Woodpecker Hat

Acorn Woodpecker Hat

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hat

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hat

Well, that time of year has arrived again. Every year the kids and I start negotiations on what they should be for Halloween. I suppose

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More Horned Lark Sketches (pages 66 and 68)

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

I did few sketches of Horned Larks in a row, as I was getting ready to do a painting of a group of them running in the snow. While on a family outing looking for a Snowy Owl reported near here, I got several photos

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Horned Lark Pencil Sketch p65

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark (Canon 40D 200-400mm)

Growing up in the southwest corner of New York State, I never came across Horned Larks. For one reason or another they aren’t typically in the area. It’s sad to have missed out on such a great bird! Gazing through field guides as a

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Cedar Waxwing Pencil Sketch p64

Cedar Waxwing Pencil Sketch , p64

Cedar Waxwing Pencil Sketch, p64

It’s easy for people who don’t spend much time in nature to overlook something as spectacular as a Cedar Waxwing. They are small, mostly brown birds, and from a distance there isn’t much that grabs your attention. Often it’s their high-pitched, almost ultrasonic call that gives them away. Honestly,

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