The Genus Ilex

When the Washington Park Arboretum moved their collection of holly plants (the genus Ilex), I wrote 5 labels to accompany the new exhibit. The hollies were moved to a new area and grouped taxonomically in 4 clades. I wrote an “introduction” panel (above) and one panel for each clade. I …

Rain! Exhibit Labels

These labels were written for an exhibit development exercise for Judy Rand’s exhibit design class. Focus Panel Planted Swales Keep Rainwater Happy & Healthy Planted swales are amazing planted ditches. They collect rainwater – for example, rainwater running off your roof or driveway – which helps prevent floods and erosion. …

The Working Zoo

I wrote this piece as a magazine feature for Usha Lee McFarling’s science communication class. Jake is asleep in a mound of warm hay. Only the pads of his feet and his twitching tail are visible around the bulk of his body. Sunlight is warming the large rocks in his …