sugarloaf mountain books

Tina Thieme Brown (left) and Melanie Choukas Bradley (right) on Sugarloaf Mountain.

Tina Thieme Brown (left) and Melanie Choukas Bradley (right) on Sugarloaf Mountain.

From 1993-2003, I joined author/naturalist Melanie Choukas Bradley on Sugarloaf Mountain.  We hiked and  researched the Piedmont plant community found on the mountain.

We would 'meet at the plant' then pull our field guides and botany books to look up the plant specimen.  After we discussed the botanical charicteristics and made notes, I would stay and sketch the plant.  Over the years the sketches and botany notes informed the final pen and ink drawings.  I created 350 drawings for the Sugarloaf botanical field guide and historical book to bring to life the natural and historical events on Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland.

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  • Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees: 350 Plants Observed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland
  • Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology and Natural Lore

sugarloaf mountain artwork + visuals