Storytelling Series: Meet the Black Crappie Fish
Welcome to the next edition of my storytelling series introducing you to the creatures in my stationery field guide collections. Today, I’m featuring the Black Crappie fish.
The Black Crappie fish is in the Sunfish family. They are green in color, mottled by dark green and black with many spots. They are typically found in the U.S. and southern Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains. They hide in weed beds in deep water during the day. Black Crappies can grow up to 16 inches long, the largest of the deep-bodied sunfishes. My brother likes to catch a cariety of crappies and sunfish on his fishing adventures, so I thought a series of fish illustrations might appeal to guys.
This crappie was the first fish illustration I did for the fish collection, so it’s one of my favorites. I used it in the logo for my field guide to fish, which you will see on my business cards when you order from my fish collection.
My Black Crappie fish illustration can be found on notecards,
the month of January on my calendars,
in my Field Guide to Fish,
It’s been fun sharing these stories with you, so I hope you found this series inspiring and interesting. Thanks for stopping by.