Published on Apr 27th 2020
Harry, Ron and Hermione’s Care of Magical Creatures class were tasked with sketching one of these tree-dwelling creatures. Now you can try drawing a Bowtruckle too, using our video guide!

Bowtruckles are tree guardians and usually live in trees whose wood is of wand quality. Talking of wands… did you know that you can find out your wand type in our official Wand Ceremony? You can play through once you register at Wizarding World.

As Newt Scamander writes in his book on magical creatures, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, though Bowtruckles look pretty harmless, ‘if the tree in which it lives is threatened, it has been known to leap down upon the woodcutter or tree-surgeon attempting to harm its home and gouge at their eyes with its long, sharp fingers. Ouch! You’re best off keeping an offering of woodlice nearby to keep this little fellow happy…

Watch the video below and find out how to draw a Bowtruckle for yourself…

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