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Dec 07 2013

Nuthatch Maze

Nuthatch Maze . . . You'll fly through this one!

Nuthatch Maze . . . You’ll fly through this one!

There are 28 species of Nuthatches scattered across the globe, 20 of which live in Asia. Nuthatches are unique among birds in that they may walk either up or down the trunk of a tree and orient their head and body in the direction that they are moving. To accomplish this feat, nuthatches have extremely powerful toes relative to their body weight.


  • In the United States there are four species of nuthatch. Species divergence is in part determined by habitat: some nuthatches like coniferous forests; others prefer deciduous forests. The Red-breasted Nuthatch mostly lives in coniferous forests. The White-breasted Nuthatch is found primarily in deciduous forests.

  • Nuthatches break open seeds by inserting them firmly into a crevice on a tree or other object. Then the nuthatch uses its beak to smash open the seed and eat the insides.

  • Nuthatches come in many distinctive colors and have a variety of markings. Large portions of their bodies may be blue, yellow, red, white or black.

  • The nuthatches in the United States have a distinct marking: a black bar on either side of the face crossing the eye. This mark is found in most nuthatch species worldwide.

  • Many, if not most, nuthatch species do not migrate. An exception is the Red-breasted Nuthatch that spends the summer in the north-central part of the United States and southwest Canada. It winters throughout the far south of the United States.

  • Nuthatches are small: usually less than 6 inches long and weighing at most 1.6 ounces.

  • Nuthatches live about 2 or 3 years; they may live much longer, up to 10 years old.

  • Nuthatch eggs take about 10 days to incubate. Chicks fledge about a month after hatching.

Download a PDF of the Nuthatch maze here!

Here is the solution to the Nuthatch Maze. 

The nuthatch maze is available as a greeting card.  You can buy it here!

This drawing completed on a piece of 7″ x 10″ Canson acid free mix media paper.  All the inks are archival quality.  By Rob Hughes.

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Dec 07 2013

Eagle Maze

Eagle Maze - easy to solve once you get the overview!

Eagle Maze – easy to solve once you get the overview!

Have fun solving the eagle maze.  The background suggests rain, fields, flight.

The original is drawn on a 7″ x 10″ Canson mix media acid free paper.  It was made with a mix of archival and non-archival inks by Rob Hughes.

Download a PDF of the Eagle maze here!

You can see the solution to the eagle maze here.

The eagle maze is available as a greeting card.  You can get it here!

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