Tag: wildlife

Exploring Flora & Fauna for Invasive Species Week

invasive species spotted lanternfly

During Invasive Species Awareness Week, we ask the question, “What does it mean to be an invasive species?”, and “What can we do about them?” Fortunately, both questions are relatively easy to answer. What is an Invasive Species? First we need to define Native Species. These are plants and animals that are indigenous to a …

Art Challenge: Feathered Friends for “Feathruary”!

This past month I’ve been creating art as part of the #Feathruary2022 by @MischievousRedFox on Instagram. Illustrating birds is not only fun, and a great way for me to study local birds & learn more about their identifying characteristics, but it is also a good way to educate about the importance of birds in our …

National Bird Day: Celebrate Right!

Did you know that today is America’s National Bird Day? Discover more about the birds you love and how to celebrate this winter season! Winter Bird Adaptations During the cold days of winter, we often worry about the birds that roam outside of our houses, especially because we can’t hear or see them as much. …

Gauging Human Age: Hard. Determining Squirrel Age: Easy!

Have you ever been slightly abashed when you assume someone’s age and then find out that either wow…. they are waaayyy older than you thought, or dear goodness, this person is a baby?! Determining age in humans just by sight can be really challenging! Determining squirrel age and the ages of other wildlife, on the …

Prehistoric: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 August Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “PREHISTORIC”. Each month, I am going to focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. This month, I focused on two species, one commonly found along beaches and the …

Home: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 August Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “HOME”. Each month, I am going to focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. This month, I focused on how different species create their homes and shelters. One …

Isn’t A Vulture Just a Vulture….? Uncovering differences between local species.

When looking up in the sky, we can often see vultures hovering and gliding in large circular patterns. With as much deer, fox, raccoon, groundhog, and opossum roadkill as is in this area, it’s not surprising to be able to look up at any point in time and see vultures! Many look up and see …

Patterns: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 July Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “Patterns”. Each month, I am going to focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. This month, I focus on a specific recurring pattern of the natural world. Can …

Kenyan Endangered Species and Their Challenges

Happy “Wild About Wildlife” Month! Throughout July, we celebrate the amazing wildlife species found on this incredible planet (although hopefully you’re thinking about them and making decisions that positively impact them throughout the whole year). Anyway, right now, let’s highlight some of my favorite animals: African Savannah species! In the spring of 2021, I had …

WATER: WILD ART 2021

As part of the Wild Art 2021 June Challenge, put on by Zoe Keller, I illustrated two pieces focusing on the theme, “Water”. Each month, I am going to focus on two pieces – one highlighting flora, the other highlighting fauna. These creatures rely heavily on aquatic ecosystems, yet their aquatic habitats also rely on …