This is my favorite sapling from the Francis Marion National Forest. Jazz hands!
A few sketches in my nature journal of the longleaf pine saplings on the forest floor at Francis Marion National Forest. These saplings can take 5-12 years setting roots before it goes vertical. It has the potential to live 500 years!
Set off on a trail in Francis Marion National Forest today with my friend who is a scientist. Great to get a different eye on the subject I am inspired by.
Just so I know what I am looking at while drawing in the forest, I am making mind maps of information. This week I am researching the difference between the Loblolly Pine and the Longleaf Pine. What I learned is that the Loblolly is the second most common tree in the US, while the Longleaf …
Walking the forest at James Island County Park, I did a few quick drawing studies of the various bark textures. These are the loblolly pine and live oak. I also did a quick sketch of the needle palm growing nearby. I will do a further study of the palm as it is so distinct for …
I am studying the forest floor at James Island County Park today. This is the beginning of a year-long study in this natural space in the suburbs. P.S. this is the space that would be eliminated with the 526 road extension project.