Take a sneak peek at the new Dynamic Lagoons colouring book

A year ago I was happily tromping around the wetlands near Armidale, NSW, doing field work for another colouring book. It seems like a long time ago now!

The enlightened Dynamic Lagoons Team of the University of New England have commissioned me to create a colouring book to raise awareness about these fascinating wetlands. The technical name of this threatened ecological community is the ‘Upland wetlands of the drainage divide of the New England Tableland Bioregion’ and these systems are listed as threatened at State and National level.

Here are some close-up shots of a few of the pages I’ve completed so far.

These wetlands are open, treeless communities, often surrounded by farmland.
Dynamic Lagoons provide important breeding and feeding sites for waterbirds.
Many interesting invertebrates and plants are found in the wetlands, including tardigrades and bladderworts (a carnivorous plant).
Dynamic Lagoons provide food and shelter for many animal species, even when dry.

I still have many hours of drawing to go before I finish this book, and explore more aspects of these wetland systems.

If you need a colouring-in fix, check out my free downloadable colouring books and colouring sheets, or purchase a print copy of the Bimblebox Wonderland colouring book from my online store.

It’s great to see that more and more people are appreciating the ability of art to raise awareness about environmental issues. Thanks again to the Dynamic Lagoons Team for understanding the value of this project.

2 Responses

  1. Melanie Venz

    Love it, Paula. Great job and I can’t wait to see the finished product.

    • Paula Peeters

      Thanks Melanie for all of the great support you’ve given me over the years 🙂