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Acorns Instead of Eggs?

Hey birders and biologists! Has anyone ever seen this phenomenon before? What appears to be bird eggs at first glance in this photo are actually acorns. The owner of the nest hasn't been identified and I haven't been able to find any literature about this kind of behavior (except for the use of artificial eggs … Continue reading Acorns Instead of Eggs?

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The Creation of Scientific Art

This project has explored a lot about the importance of scientific artwork. What better way to conclude it than to demonstrate how scientific artwork is made! My subject was the skull of a coyote from my own little natural history collection. With a bit of research, I was able to determine that it is particular … Continue reading The Creation of Scientific Art

The Testimonies- Educators and Scientific Art

I could talk all day about what I think that scientific artwork is important. As a student and artist, there's a lot I can talk about. But, since the true value of a piece is realized when it meets its educational potential, the people who implement these artworks have much to offer in regards to … Continue reading The Testimonies- Educators and Scientific Art

How I Became Interested in Scientific Art

I was exposed to scientific art in the same way that many people are- through the illustrations in educational children's books. I spent countless hours getting lost in colorful and informative books (mostly about animals). I was exposed to even more examples throughout my school years. Natural history museums were another place in which I … Continue reading How I Became Interested in Scientific Art

What’s New in the World of Scientific Art?

As one might guess, some of the most exciting scientific art creations are based of of new¬† scientific discoveries. What's happening in labs and field is often happening in the studios. While people can often view science as unexciting and rather dry, paleontology (the study of ancient life forms), especially when it relates to dinosaurs, … Continue reading What’s New in the World of Scientific Art?