Smooth newt stickers spotted in Northern Ireland!

Ninth sticker in the set, smooth newt!  This was specially painted and made for NMNI and ‘What’s in your pond‘ .  As spotted on Northern Ireland’s Centre for Environmental Data and Recording – CEDaR @CEDaRnmni, https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1564702000251224&id=625503500837750. All the stickers and other educational resources can be found here. Mx 😁...

What’s in your pond has gone live!

If you live in Northern Ireland, you might fancy taking part in this pond survey project “What’s in your pond?”  (See previous post!)  It kicked off today!  If you are located anywhere else and fancied doing a pond survey anyway, find out if there is a local reptile and amphibian group that is organising...

‘What’s in your pond?’ New logo!

Do you like peering into ponds, rummaging in the undergrowth or going on a twilight safari? Well look no further, the “What’s in your pond” campaign is for you! The aim is to encourage EVERYONE, including families and schools, to have a look in their ponds for frogs and newts, and any other amphibians...

New sticker designs for ARG UK!

New sticker designs!  Introducing Frieda Frog, Thom Toad and Niamh Natterjack!  These stickers will be available from ARG UK for volunteer amphibian and reptile groups to take to public events, alongside the existing set.  To find out more go to the Amphibian and Reptile Groups UK educational resources webpages....

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節快樂!

Discovered this gem by Andrew Haslen https://andrewhaslen.com/. Mr Haslen is well known for his beautiful linocuts and watercolours of hares and the moon which would be perfect for the moon festival. However, I personally love this image of a singing yellowhammer as I enjoyed studying these chirpy chaps for my master’s thesis.  Happy Mid-Autumn Festival...

Digital sketching fun!

  If you like sketching, you must try this! Had a hilarious evening with family on a competitive sketching computer game, Drawful!  I’d describe this game as childish fun for grown-ups, teens or older children.  I am not the most techo-minded and don’t really do computer games, but this was brilliant fun! I think...

Children’s book illustration workshop at RAMM

Yesterday, yes, I was inspired! Thanks to Exeter Illustrators, Tom McLaughlin, Paul Cherrill and Clare Elsom for their wonderful insight, good humour, and guidance through the world of children’s book illustration at a workshop at the RAMM. They gave me valuable creative and technical advice, whilst we sketched throughout the day. I came away...

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