Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Pencil Sketch p70

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Pencil Sketch

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler Pencil Sketch

Black-throated Blue Warblers are gorgeous birds. As is typical with most birds, the males are the the real show-stoppers, with these boasting stark white, deep black and bright blue. The females are fairly drab by comparison, but like Wood Ducks, once you really study them, you realize they

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Male Dark Phase Dimorphic Jumping Spider p69

Male Dimorphic Jumper (Dark Phase)

Male Dimorphic Jumper (Dark Phase)

This Spring has been great in Michigan. Our family keeps a running yard list of new migrants as they arrive. We also keep our eyes peeled for other early migrants and animals coming out of hibernation, like snakes, frogs, toads and butterflies. The first sunny day we had in

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King Vulture – Pencil Sketch p68

King Vulture – Pencil Sketch

King Vulture – Pencil Sketch

The first time I laid eyes on a king vulture I thought it was one of the most spectacular birds I’d ever seen. Of course, with the shades of gray in this sketch, you kind of miss out on its stunning color! In actuality the bird has incredible

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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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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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