FormatPen and india ink on cream 4-ply board.
Dimensions27.8 cm W x 35 cm H (Item)
24.6 cm W x 30.8 cm H (Platemark or image size)
Four illustrations depicting long-eared owls and their pellets. Captions accompany each individual illustration. The drawings illustrate the story OWL PELLETS GALORE by May Theilgaard Watts, Naturalist at The Morton Arboretum.
Upper left text: UNDER the ROOST of the LONG-EARED OWLS
Illustrations with captions, from left to right, top to bottom:
- Drawing of an owl pellet
- Drawing of forest floor, including rhododendron
- Caption: When rhododendron leaves uncurl we find pellets.
- Drawing of rodent bone findings
- Caption: Each pellet reveals parts of a small rodent.
- Drawing of two owls in a tree
- Caption: They seem to grow taller as we approach.