Sand Valley

Adams County, Wisconsin
Oil on canvas
30 x 42 in. (76.2 x 106.7 cm)

Private collection

The glacial era dunes and associated ecology of Sand Valley, an eco-conscious golf resort in central Wisconsin, offer unique opportunities for both conservation and recreation. In this June view of a restoration area near Sand Valley’s 18th fairway, contrasting sweeps of verdant Pennsylvania sedge and open sand set a striking stage for the blooms of coreopsis, hairy puccoon, and wild rose, accompanied by clumps of broomsedge and milkweed. As in other conservation areas at Sand Valley where industrial plantings of red pine have been removed, only a few red pines, jack pines, black oaks, and wild cherries have been preserved to be more representative of the historic landscape.