Stebbins Cold Canyon Interpretive Sign

My interpretive sign has been placed at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve. The sign is posted at a small creek overlook along the Homestead Trail.

I developed the sign to highlight how plants and animals make use of a seasonal stream in both wet and dry times of year. To illustrate the concept, I selected a set of organisms that represent a wide variety of strategies for coping with fluctuations in water availability in different seasons. Given a two-color design constraint, I used the colors to help emphasize the species and the changes in their environment.

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Here is the sign alone:

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And here are sketches that show my design process:

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