Digital – printed with Ultrachrome ink on canvas 11" x 15" This image was part of the Finger Lakes chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrator's exhibet, "The Sweet Voiced Bird Has Flown," depicting common birds that have declined in numbers over 50 percent in the last fifty years.
Wild Pollinators on Apple Blossoms
Cover image on the Cornell publication, "Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and how to conserve them." Species depicted are: Blue-green sweat bee, Augochlora pura; Common eastern bumble bee, Bombus impatiens; Large mining bee, Andrena regularis; Hornfaced bee, Osmia cornifrons; Small mining bee, Andrena nasonii
Monarch Mating Sequence
Monarch Mating Sequence: “1) The take down from the air, followed by 2) a struggle on the ground, 3) in copulo, with the male dragging the female in flight, and then 4) back to back with the transfer of the sperm packet typically occurring after several hours. Not all monarch matings occur in this coercive fashion, but it is the most typical mating routine." ~ Anurag Agrawal, Monarchs and Milkweed, 2017, p. 70
Size of organisms is proportional to the number of described species worldwide.