Today, I was very happy to receive my fresh specimens of the fall issue of »Waldstück«, the awesome free magazine by Niedersächsische Landesforsten! For a kid’s poster inside that magazine, I illustrated 16 tree shoots and buds, for tree identification in winter. On the poster, my graphics are accompanied by some interesting information.
The 16 trees I researched and illustrated are apple, birch, beech, ash, buckeye, oak, alder, ash, beech, hazel, cherry, linden, poplar, plane, elm and willow. I drew them in shades of grey, in order to make their details easier to compare. After Tree Leaves, Animal Tracks, Birds at Flight, Tree Shapes, Tree Fruits, Forester Tools, Forest Animals and Water Animals, his is the ninth time I’m drawing for the »Waldstück« – and I enjoy the researches, the illustrations and the way nature graphics enrich the way you look at the outdoors world and discover things, more and more every time!
As always, great thanks to Christian Talla, who edits the posters (and the whole magazine) so lovingly, and to Stephan Averbeck from Niedersächsische Landesforsten, whose expert advice always helps a lot, for this great cooperation! This time, I’d also like to thank trackreader (and coworker for my most recent animal track infographics) Stefanie Argow and biologist Leon Barthel for their extremely helpful explanations, pictures, links and book tips :)
Furthermore, I am happy that Niedersächische Landesforsten encourages me to further use the graphics, so there will be another Poster soon – in my very own layout, going well together with my leaves, tracks and birds posters!