I just received this new release from Pomegranate Communications, the company that publishes my prints and watercolors as cards, books, calendars, and now bookplates. I saw this black-crowned night heron last May at Pt. Lobos near Carmel, California. That was one of the richest wildlife-viewing experiences I have ever had, not to mention all the wonderful flora that I got to see on that trip--Monterey pines, Monterey cypresses, ghost pines (in Pinnacles National Monument), coastal wildflowers. 9 months later I am still revisiting that adventure, as today I work on some sketches of Pinnacles and its flora. Even though last year was such a cruel drought season and the wildflowers were very sparse, I saw the most beautiful yellow monkeyflower in a shaded grove there.