Heather at Stehekin, WA
Heather Murphy birding in Leavenworth, WA
April 2013

Walleye Cards, LLC: Note Cards by Wildlife Biologist & Artist in Leavenworth, Washington!
Hi and welcome to a peek into nature via watercolors and field journals. Please read on about Walleye Cards, LLC, Sketchbook Memories, the stores where they are available, as well as my field journal entries.


A Short Biography:

Heather Murphy
Watercolor, pen & ink, nature journals

Contact: Heather Murphy
PO Box 818
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Heather is a Pacific Northwest notecard artist, wildlife biologist, watercolorist, and nature writer. She holds a Forest Technology degree from Wenatchee Valley College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Habitat Management from the University of Washington, where she also studied drawing. Her watercolors, journal sketches and migratory bird paintings have been selected for conservation education programs in the Pacific Northwest and the Western Hemisphere. The Sleeping Lady 2016 Calendar solely featured Heather's art.

Heather's agency career spanned from 1974 to 2005, when she retired from the U.S. Forest Service as a wildlife biologist on the Wenatchee River Ranger District. She currently leads Citizen Science programs as a volunteer for the U.S.F.S.

Walleye Cards, LLC and Wildtales Journals, Heather's naturalist note­card and journal business, was founded in 1997. Her woman-owned, small independent business donates over 10% of sales to conservation and arts organizations.

Heather presented "Wildlife and Art of National Forests" to the Smithsonian Institution's 2005 Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. She was the Artist-In­Residence for the North Cascades National Park in 2007. She has offered nature journaling workshops for adults and students throughout her travels to Paris; the Scottish Highlands and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Heather is an Artist in Resident for the Icicle Fund CHA CHA (2020 & 2021).

Special neotropical migratory birds projects, which Heather helped co-found, are: Team Naturaleza! and Dancing With Birds. Both programs connect people with natural science education, and with migratory birds in the Western Hemisphere.

Heather notes that much of her success is from her remarkable family and friends, above all her husband, Patrick. They live in Leavenworth, Washington's Icicle Valley in view of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Artist’s Statement:

Influenced by the original peoples and the early scientist-explorers of the West, I mix natural history notes with watercolor field observations. Blending science and art is intriguing to me both as a wildlife biologist and as an artist-painter.

Traveling through wildlands across the world, I keep sketchbook memories of sights, sounds and smells, journaling, capturing the 'sense of place'. It is enriching to learn about the uniqueness of an area through landforms, vegetation, wild things and the people who came before. I hope my artwork moves others to seek the out-of-doors, go hiking or remember a special time, a special person, or a special place.

- Heather A. Wallis Murphy 2021

Walleye Cards, LLC Information Flier

copyright 1990 Heather Murphy

Heather Murphy
PO Box 818
Leavenworth, Washington 98826



Walleye Cards, LLC (where did I get this name?)

My maiden name is "Wallis". While growing up as the youngest of the 5 "Wallis Girls", we were often called the "Walleye's". I used to make homemade cards when I was a kid, "Walleye Cards" was the logo I used then. Walleye is also a fish, native to lakes in the eastern part of North America. Thus the name "Walleye Cards" both honors my family and appeals to the wildlife biologist in me.

Wildtales (what is this?)

Wildtales, my registered website name since 1998, comes from my vision of recording stories from the wild. Be on the lookout for notecards, journals, stories, and books to come from over the years.

Sketchbook Memories (what does this mean?)

My note cards are reproduced directly out of my field journal/sketchbook, which shows the spiral binder as a part of the card. This process is copyright protected.

Wholesale inquiries will be considered,
please contact me directly if interested.


Notecards, artwork, illustrations, stories and text by Heather Murphy, Wildlife Biologist, Artist & Nature Writer, in Leavenworth, Washington. All Artwork and Text is copyright protected by Heather Murphy © 1997 to 2021 -- Walleye Cards, LLC