Imagining what it’s like to be in the Amazon!

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Painting by Julia Loman Living in the city, I find it necessary to venture off into the woods every once … Read More

Medicinal Secrets of the Amazon Rainforest

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Photo by Rachael Running, 2009. Photo by Rachael Running, 2010 Here in Detroit, spring is on the horizon. Green leaves … Read More

The 3 Types of Rivers in the Rainforest

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Painting by Julia Loman, 2016 In the rainforest, the color of the water in a river holds the story of … Read More

El Niño: How does it affect the Amazon Rainforest?

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If you’ve been keeping up with environmental news, or even if you’ve just been confused by the weird weather over … Read More

Winter in the Rainforest

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As winter settles in on the Midwest, dramatic changes are everywhere. Leaves have fallen off the trees; a brisk, frigid … Read More

Amazon Night Sky

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A streetlight flickers on and off by my window at varying intervals, dimming out slowly with an orange glow. Having … Read More

Caring for the Land of the Amazon

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Agroforestry and urban gardening: very different but related in many ways! Painting by Julia Loman Having recently moved to the … Read More

Cloud Forests

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Painting by Julia Loman Cloud forests: how magical they sound! I picture tall trees swirling with clouds, or perhaps trees … Read More

Frogs and Toads of the Amazon

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Drawing by Julia Loman Clockwise from upper left: Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius), Glass Frog (family Centrolenidae), Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis … Read More

Biodiversity in the Amazon: Madre de Dios

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Photos by Dano Grayson   Painting by Julia Loman 2015 [1] Mora C. et al. (2011) How Many Species Are … Read More

Mining for Gold in the Amazon

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Artist Natalie Jeremijenko, who visited the University of Virginia this spring, posed a question to a group of us during … Read More

Deforestation in the Amazon

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Drawing by Julia Loman, 2015 Pencil and ink Welcome to Julia’s Amazon Journal! I’m Julia, an artist and a scientist. … Read More

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