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 …

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, …

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, …

Her Flag: Celebrate equality & natural heritage on March 21st

36 states ratified the 19th amendment. 36 female artists designed stripes for Her Flag, a massive flag to commemorate these states. I was selected to design Wyoming’s stripe! This Saturday, it will be sewn into the flag (which is ultimately 18 feed by 26 feet!). Her Flag | Live (online) | March 21, 2020 @ …