Having always loved drawing animals, here are some in Black and White, and then in Color.

ANIMAL WAYS -- Further Field Notes of a Wildlife Psychologist (2008), is the third book in my Wildlife Psychology series, exploring the natural world to discover lessons about human life. The first book was WILD BIRDS (2002); the second was FISH OF DREAMS (2003), and the last, WORKING INSECTS, is forthcoming. In them all, I combine drawings of imaginary creatures with poetic verbal commentary "to please the eye and provoke the mind to thought."

Scroll down to see several drawings from ANIMAL WAYS. 


The Caravel
Puts first things first:
To trek the desert
Expect thirst.

So bring along your own supply
Of water so you don't run dry,
A travel tip all should heed:
To get where you want,
Pack what you need.


Why isn't the Cacadam extinct?

So old a dinosaur
Should have vanished long ago,
Except by vanishing it has survived.

Find it if you can?

Those bubbles
On the water
Like eyes protruding out.

That log
Along the shore
Like a tail with a snout.

Watch your step
Stepping over dead debris.

Escaping notice
Is one secret to longevity.


Ancient myth
Tells how the Preen
Was a proud princess
So vain of radiant beauty
She was reproved by jealous gods
Who changed her comely shape
To a four legged state,
Her elegance
As striking as before,
But with more speed to flee pursuit
Not from suitors
But from predators
To teach the limits
Of our human quest:

When we achieve
What is too good for us,
Too bad is likely to come next.


Once tens of million Goth
Swept across the plains
Like endless waves
Over the sea
Before we slaughtered herds
Down to an nth the size
They used to be.

What were we thinking?

That abundance cannot be depleted?
That what we take from nature,
Nature will restore?
That kill however many
There will still be many more?

Until one day
The many are the few
And the few become the last
And the last comes down to one
And the one falls
To the sportman's gun.

What have we done?

The mathmatics
Of extinction ends in none.

                             FIRST TWO BOOKS
                    OF WILDLIFE PSYCHOLOGY