Monday, February 28, 2011

Winter Stoneflies are Pretty Awesome

A few days ago (thanks to twitter) I ran across this great Scientific American Guest Blog post about Winter Stoneflies by Dr. Holly Menninger. Before reading this article I knew very little about stoneflies, not to mention the supercooling winter variety! These critters have some amazing abilities.

The blog post and Dr. Holly's enthusiasm were inspiration for my latest artistic endeavor. What started out as a "quick sketch" turned into a "quick watercolor" and here is the result. I may have to paint more of these little creatures.

Find out more about Dr. Holly Menninger at her website:

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