Sketchbook Snapshot: Mystery Moth

One foggy morning, I found this moth on the back steps of the cabin where I stayed in June (at the UW Research Station in Grand Teton National Park). I spent a fair bit of time with this one, like I do with nearly every moth I can get my hands on. I sketched it … Continue reading Sketchbook Snapshot: Mystery Moth

A quick sketch, because National Moth Week isn’t quite over

It’s National Moth Week! Since moths outnumber butterflies 11-to-1 in North America, there’s lots to see, get excited about, and…sketch! There’s something particularly fun about sketching moths that are visible/active in daylight – moths like the clearwing sphinx moth (also known as the hummingbird moth). And, even the “millers” that flutter around houses so distractingly … Continue reading A quick sketch, because National Moth Week isn’t quite over

Sketchbook Snapshot: “Nocturnal wonders: Looking closely at a couple of moths”

Have you ever watched a moth breathe? Or looked so long and carefully at one dangling from a tree branch that it actually seemed to disappear? To be perfectly candid, I never had until quite recently. Most of my past Lepidoptera indulgences were focused on the butterflies, with little to no attention paid to the moths, … Continue reading Sketchbook Snapshot: “Nocturnal wonders: Looking closely at a couple of moths”

Biodiesel photo in Mother Earth News

One of my first published photographs, aside from those published in my hometown newspaper, was this biodiesel image.  It ran in Mother Earth News in 2008, as part of an article a former roommate wrote about “home brewing” biofuels.  Having spent the previous summer cooking up biodiesel for use at The Nature Conservancy’s Pine Butte Guest Ranch, … Continue reading Biodiesel photo in Mother Earth News