What I Learned by Drawing Ravens

Our recent vacation to Utah was an opportunity for me to keep up with my goal of drawing daily, so I carried my nature journal everywhere I went. I drew landscapes, dinosaur tracks, and ancient artifacts, but the most educational session of the trip was the time I spent drawing a common raven (Corvus corax). I learned lots about ravens and one very important thing about drawing.

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Canyonland Ravens: Beggars or Thieves?

In November, Canyonlands National Park is nearly deserted. So when we reached Big Spring Canyon Overlook, we decided to ignore the “No Parking” sign and stop to take a few quick pictures.

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What a Rare Hawaiian Goose Taught Me About Looking

My failure to spot Nēnē when they flew right over my head taught me an important lesson about being overly focused.