northern arizona


Flagstaff Fall Festival Cornucopia

Summer feels like a fading memory in Northern Arizona. The past few days have been dry, cold, and windy. Grasses are ripening to yellow in the prairie wind and on the mountains above, aspens make their own transitions to quaking gold. Despite my chilled fingers and toes, I love our […]


Plant Families Project Re-energized

Hi all! The “plant families” project is re-envisioned and re-energized! I got so excited about Selaginella, the genus Selaginellaceae is named after, I kept putting off publishing in favor of writing something long and in depth. Full disclosure, though, filling the post with detailed research and informative illustrations weren’t the only […]


The San Francisco Peaks: Landscapes of the Coconino National Forest

When I describe my last few seasonal jobs, I say I’m incredibly lucky to get paid to hike and look at plants. For the past few years, I’ve worked on the Flagstaff Ranger District Botany Crew on the Coconino National Forest. We collected population data on the geographical extent and abundance […]


Image of budding Mertensia macdougalii

My Artist Statement

As a student of ArtBox Institute, I’ve learned about branding, marketing, business planning, insurance for artists, and public speaking- just few of the topics already covered in this 5 month long course. Tuesday evening, we learned from Matt Beaty about creating an online base, a great reminder that regularly posting content […]