Here is an illustration of the Lupinus perennis flower, our native lupine species, and Lycaeides Melissa samuelis (Karner blue butterfly), New Hampshire's endangered butterfly, for whom it provides it's favorite food. This illustration was used for a T-shirt design and is also useful as a book illustration, an illustration for a botanical article or for environmental education materials such as trail guides and brochures. It is painted in transparent watercolor on Arches paper.
Keywords: Color, Education, Museum / Zoo, Publishing, Research, Biology, Botany, Entomology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature
© Joan Thomson