Monday, November 24, 2008

A new project

I just received a phone call from ecologist Dag Fredriksson at the town of Jönköping. He and his team have spent the last few years describing lake Rocksjön and its surroundings, make it available to visitors, and restore its habitats which are especially interesting for a number of wetland birds as well as otter and beaver. My job is to illustrate an information sign guiding the visitors at the lake, which Dag and his collegues want to include in a future nature reserve. This is a bittern in the reed beds of lake Krankesjön, Skåne.

7 comments:

ArchAsa said...

Congratulations! An excellent choice of illustrator on their part if I may say so.

Måns Sjöberg said...

Thanks a lot, Åsa!

Malin said...

I like this picture a lot. What's a bittern in Swedish?

Måns Sjöberg said...

Rördrom! It is a strange bird that sneeks around in the reeds blowing in a bottle. Vad konstigt det känns att tala engelska med sin syster!

Malin said...

Ja, det känns konstigt att tala engelska med sin bror också. Jag trodde du ville ha det på engelska men använder gärna svenska :-) Aha, en rördrom.

Måns Sjöberg said...

Det går bra vicket som.

Sofia said...

Av allt jag sett av det du målat är denna bland de bästa! Jag talar också helst svenska med min bror!