Urban Sketchers helps advertise my upcoming Glacier National Park workshop

USK_Drawing Attention_screenshot (02.2015)

Urban Sketchers International produces a monthly newsletter called Drawing Attention, in which they feature the projects, workshops, etc. of sketchers all around the world.

In their February 2015 edition, they gave my upcoming Glacier National Park workshop – Drawn to Natural History – a nice shout-out. They also mentioned the photojournalist who spotted me sketching in Tucson in early January.

Upcoming courses at Harvard Forest, the Glacier Institute & more!

2013_bison summer sketches (1)_clean_robins_wmI’m absolutely delighted to introduce three courses I’ll be offering in 2015! Keep reading for info on these full-day sessions in Glacier National Park (MT) and Harvard Forest (MA). I also have a handful of workshops and classes in the planning phase, and if you’re looking for a teaching artist or artist-in-residence, feel free to get in touch! Continue reading Upcoming courses at Harvard Forest, the Glacier Institute & more!

Spring Prescribed Burns: Prince Albert National Park

Watching aspens burn_colour_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Here are a few shots from two spring prescribed burns I recently documented for Prince Albert National Park’s fire management team.  Read a blog post about the project here, and visit my online gallery for an in-depth look at the burns.

Bison charcoal_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Row of bison_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Smoke over blackened earth_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Willows burning 3_BG Merkle (05.2013)