juliaskuo While in New Zealand my family and I kept seeing trees covered in clumps of fluffy red flowers. They turned out to be Pohutukawa trees - endemic to NZ. Colored version coming next!
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juliaskuo Was looking for paw paw leaves on a fun hike (the Billy Goat trail!) in Maryland this past weekend. Paw paw fruit is starting to show up on menus so we wanted to see the tree in person!
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juliaskuo Drawing the sacred Bodhi Tree in Nepal. Bodhi trees are fig trees believed to be descendants of the tree under which Buddha gained his enlightenment!

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juliaskuo Happy Earth Day from Baltimore!! This is the 3rd time I've been here in the spring to see my pal @trese63, but I missed the cherry blossoms (and the cherry blossom 10 miler!) this year :/ next time.
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juliaskuo Starting to admire moths much more these days - maybe it was an early childhood moth infestation that scarred me for a long time ( nightmares!! ), but I'm finally realizing just how beautiful these creatures are! Even if the top one is horribly invasive.
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  •   refillitwater awesome! 2w
  •   cor_2_the_ran @juliaskuo the bottom one is Citheronia regalis. A very big species in America. They are beautiful and amazing. FUN FACT giant silk moths like the Citheronia regalis (Regal moth or royal walnut moth) cannot eat when an adult! They have the best sensory organs out of any animal yet to roam the earth. They starve to death because they lack mouth parts. Follow me to see mylife and wildlife pics (I always follow back). And another FUNFACT Citheronia regalis has the largest caterpillars in America! Reaching 8inches! A "hickory horned devil" Follow me to see mylife and wildlife pics (I always follow back) 2w

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juliaskuo Saw a lot of dogwood blooms while out hiking Chubb Trail in Tyson Park this weekend! It's been an idyllic spring in St Louis so far. I love Chicago, but Stl is making me realize that we really do have harsh/ not fun weather...
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juliaskuo Baobab trees in Madagascar tower over scrub where there was once a dense forest. This is called "Avenue of the Baobabs" and it may soon become the country's first national monument!

I just finished the bulk of this book. I have drawn many beautiful trees and learned many wonderful things. I am also hungry and tired. Need many hot Cheetos.

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juliaskuo Which bonsai styling would you choose?? I think I'd go for kengai / cascade, where the bonsai mimics trees in nature that grow downward after the apex - usually because of some obstacle or steep cliff. I like a strong tree. 🏽🌲.
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juliaskuo As an illustrator, sometimes I read sentences like this and think "It's perfect as is" - no illustration needed here. Read this while looking for articles on animals that participate in biotic seed dispersal for oak acorns - why can't more science articles sound like this? :p

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juliaskuo These moths and butterflies rely on their tree buddies! Luna moth caterpillars feast on leaves from Canada to Mexico and monarch butterflies use trees as roosting sites while migrating in North America, New Zealand, and Australia.

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juliaskuo Spoke at the #ITASA Midwest conference today! I did a little drawing demo and shared why it's important for me to illustrate Asian American stories (and more but I won't bore you ) .

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juliaskuo Whoa did not know that the fig fruits we think of are "false fruits" and are actually hollow-ended stems. And we never see fig flowers because they grow inside those "stems", where they later become seeds! Ahh, nature!! Science!! Learning!!! Ok I need to go to sleep.


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  •   slee.art That's so interesting. I actually have a fig tree and I never thought once why it didn't flower. But I guess it's a false fruit?! A delicious one. Mine are green, I think kadotas. Thanks for sharing that fact. Love the nature drawings. 3w
  •   juliaskuo @slee.art I also never questioned it!! Makes me wonder what other false fruits are lurking around 😮 but yes I agree, it doesn't change the tastiness... 3w

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juliaskuo Getting to the activity part of the tree book - under each "field guide" section like this one will be a little drawing tutorial and a space to draw. I love many trees but the beautiful gingko is always near the top of the list, especially in the fall!

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