Bourbon & birdies

Florida Legacy Print series

When I created Bourbon & Birdies, I wanted to be more than a Florida watercolor artist.  I wanted promote ecological conservation through my art and share with others my passion for the natural Florida.  I wanted to build a legacy, one painting at a time, of environmental stewardship in the state of Florida.  These goals have culminated in the Florida Legacy Print Series.  For each watercolor painting that is designated as a part of the Florida Legacy Print Series, I will donate a portion of the proceeds to an environmental organization beneficiary that works to protect and conserve either important Florida ecosystems or species of concern.  The prints are signed and numbered in limited batches and are printed on acid-free watercolor paper with archival quality inks.  CLICK HERE to purchase a legacy print of your own at my Etsy shop.

Northern bobwhite quail watercolor art print

Meet our Newest Florida Legacy Print Series Bird & Beneficiary Organization:

Northern bobwhite - Tall timbers

9/2/18 - I am excited to introduce the newest edition to the Florida Legacy Print Series!  Ten percent of the purchases from this bobwhite will be donated to Tall Timbers Research Station, a research organization dedicated to learning more about the ecology and wildlife in the fire dependent ecosystems of the Southeastern Coastal Plain. 

In addition to (and incorporated in) Tall Timber's research regarding the long leaf pine habitat is their research and monitoring through the Stoddard Bird Lab.  Scientists research quail, brown-headed nuthatch, loggerhead shrike, and red-cockaded woodpecker populations on the Tall Timbers property.  Their work with birds was one of motivating factors to include Tall Timbers in my Florida Legacy Print Series.

I am so excited to be able to use my art to give back to such an awesome organization!  Check out their website at talltimbers.org.

 

 
Snowy plover pair - Tampa bay watch  The Snowy Plover Legacy Print was introduced in July 2018.  Ten percent of the proceeds from these prints is donated to  Tampa Bay Watch , a non-profit organization dedicated to the "protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs."  Snowy plovers are listed in Florida as a Threatened species and require extra help to maintain their populations.  Tampa Bay Watch's mission is to protect the environment in which the plovers live. 

Snowy plover pair - Tampa bay watch

The Snowy Plover Legacy Print was introduced in July 2018.  Ten percent of the proceeds from these prints is donated to Tampa Bay Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to the "protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs."  Snowy plovers are listed in Florida as a Threatened species and require extra help to maintain their populations.  Tampa Bay Watch's mission is to protect the environment in which the plovers live. 

Baby gator - friends of paynes prairie  The Baby Gator Legacy Print was introduced in February 2018.  Ten percent of the proceeds from the Baby Gator sales is donated to  Friends of Paynes Prairie .  Friends of Paynes Prairie is a Citizens Support Organization for Paynes Prairie State Preserve State Park.  I chose Friends of Paynes Prairie as the first recipient for my Legacy Print donations because of the work they do for a park that I spent a lot of time in while I went to school at the University of Florida.  Paynes Prairie is a unique environment just south of Gainesville with approximately 20 different biological communities supporting an array of wildlife, including over 300 species of birds.

Baby gator - friends of paynes prairie

The Baby Gator Legacy Print was introduced in February 2018.  Ten percent of the proceeds from the Baby Gator sales is donated to Friends of Paynes Prairie.  Friends of Paynes Prairie is a Citizens Support Organization for Paynes Prairie State Preserve State Park.  I chose Friends of Paynes Prairie as the first recipient for my Legacy Print donations because of the work they do for a park that I spent a lot of time in while I went to school at the University of Florida.  Paynes Prairie is a unique environment just south of Gainesville with approximately 20 different biological communities supporting an array of wildlife, including over 300 species of birds.

florida scrub jay - archbold biological station  The Florida Scrub Jay Legacy Print was introduced in April 2018.  Ten percent of the proceeds from the Scrub Jay sales is donated to the  Archbold Biological Station .  Archbold Biological Station is an independent research institution located in central Florida.  The Station provides valuable long-term ecological research that provides insight into Florida's environmental state, and benefits countless species including the Florida scrub jay, Florida grasshopper sparrow, and red-cockaded woodpecker.

florida scrub jay - archbold biological station

The Florida Scrub Jay Legacy Print was introduced in April 2018.  Ten percent of the proceeds from the Scrub Jay sales is donated to the Archbold Biological Station.  Archbold Biological Station is an independent research institution located in central Florida.  The Station provides valuable long-term ecological research that provides insight into Florida's environmental state, and benefits countless species including the Florida scrub jay, Florida grasshopper sparrow, and red-cockaded woodpecker.

 

In addition to the Florida Legacy Print Series, Bourbon & Birdies is always looking for ways to promote ecological conservation through art.  See what she's been up to here.