It was the buzz of a pollinator that drew my attention, and my camera, down to flower-level on my visit to the Loda Cemetery Prairie Preserve in 2019. Seeing a remnant of the once vast Grand Prairie from the bee’s point of view was quite different from my usual six-foot-high perspective. Too slow to frame the insect, I was at least able to capture the colorful show of prairie blazing star, rosinweed, and rattlesnake master flowers.
Painted in the studio.
June 24, 2022 - February 5, 2023
Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd. Lewistown, Illinois