|A tiny fleet of insects wings its way to nectar and pollen.|
|Hummingbirds hover at petunias, and tango with trumpets of mint.|
Flowers bloom around the clock. Some only bloom at night. The Cereus cactus blooms once a year so you better be watching. Most of us are familiar with daytime pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, lady bugs and butterflies. What about the nighttime pollinators? Bats, fireflies, hawk moths and even some geckos are a few of our nighttime heroes working hard to save our planet.
|Their feast awaits.|
|By day or by night, pollen falls when creatures feed.|
One of my favorite projects that capped off 2020 was illustrating a picture book by Ryan Caver and Jacqueline Bordeaux. The book is for CleanHorizons.org, an environmental Conservation Organization. Check out their inspiring instagram feed, @clean.horizons (https://www.instagram.com/clean.horizons/) and their website is https://cleanhorizons.org.
For every book you purchase Oliver and his friends pledge to pick up a pound of trash in your honor. This is your opportunity to help protect our coastlines along the Gulf Coast, keeping our beaches safe and beautiful and our wildlife happy and healthy. Who is Oliver, you ask? Well, he's absolutely amazing! You really need to buy a book to get involved and find out more!...
Below are some free downloadable activity sheets created for the book.
|Cootie Catcher Sea Turtle Challenge Activity Page for Litter, Litter, Please Come Here|
|Be-A-MAZE-ing activity sheet for Litter, Litter, Please Come Here|
|No to littering! coloring sheet for Litter, Litter, Please Come Here|
|Scratching my head, trying to work out the kinks for the cootie catcher/sea turtle activity.....|
|Think I've got this thing figured out with a lot of help from kids who totally know their cootie catcher construction and games!|
Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. Clicking on the illustrations enlarge the images, much easier to see details. Click the links to go to Clean Horizons for more information about their environmental group and to purchase a book. You can also click on the activity pages to download them, print them out and enjoy!!