What do experienced field naturalists discover when they explore the heavily populated Lake Ontario shoreline as if they were surveying a wilderness for the first time?
In this beautifully illustrated book,Aleta Karstadtakes you on a journey of discovery along the route of the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail. Listening for calling frogs in spring, turning stones, sampling shoreline drift, identifying plants and animals, Karstad and her husband, herpetologist Frederick W. Schueler, discover a wealth of natural life, sometimes in unexpected places.
The expedition journal, illustrated byAleta Karstad’s elegant drawings and delicate watercolours, takes up where popular field guides leave off. It is a guide and inspiration for readers to explore their own region with fresh eyes, with an invitation to assist in monitoring animal communities.
Natural Heritage/Natural History (1995), 160 pages
I’ve really bonded to this mama Snapping Turtle - she’s got me thinking about the lives of turtles, their vulnerabilities and hardships. Read my blog post at https://karstaddailypaintings.blogspot.com/?m=1
Painting on the ice, a creek scene to celebrate my Birthday
Just finished the second of three paintings started en plein air at the DRAW 2018 artists retreat on the Dumoine River, Quebec. See my blog about this one at https://karstaddailypaintings.blogspot.com/?m=1 54w
Portrait of two of my favourite biologists. Fred and I just back from BiotaNB in New Brunswick - “Resident Artist” for the 9th year running.