Sketches for SAFE CROSSING: amphibian species portraits

The wood frogs, spring peepers, spotted salamanders, and shy, rare spadefoot toads are all crossing the road tonight. A wet road on a wet night in spring. – From SAFE CROSSING, by Kari Percival

I sketched a double page spread of amphibian species’ portraits. They will be spot lit in pools of light from flashlights. I wanted them to be actual size in relation to each other.

It is getting to be the time of year for amphibian migration. I heard wood frogs quacking in the Fells near the Panther Cave a couple weeks ago, before all this snow. I hope they are okay.