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Putting Nature in its Place

On a bright clear morning in early December, I watched a bulldozer tear up the land.  Back and forth it worked, methodically stripping vegetation from the ground and skimming off the soil. Behind it, an excavator ripped into a hillside and piled the dirt a few...

Highlands Restoration Underway

It has been just under a year since The Highlands, a partnership project with Blandford Nature Center, was turned toward a new future as a natural area. Already the landscape has experienced some significant changes. The manicured greens, fairways, and tee boxes that could be...

Capturing Flower Creek Dunes

The following post is from Preserved! artist Randi Ford. The post was originally posted at randifordart.com where you can see more of her work. Learn more about the Preserved! art program here. I visited the Flower Creek Dunes for the first time recently, to become inspired for the Land...

How Do You Choose To See The World?

The following post is from Preserved! artist Kathy Mohl. The post was originally posted at kathymohl.fineartstudioonline.com where you can see more of her work. Learn more about the Preserved! art program and purchase tickets to the Grand Rapids gallery opening here. Einstein said; “The most important decision we make...

Afternoon at B.D. White

The following post is from Preserved! artist Justin Kellner. You can see more of his work at justinkellner.com. Learn more about the Preserved! art program here. My intention going into Preserved! this year was to focus exclusively on the Prairie Warbler, a species with niche habitat requirements...

The Power of Place

The following post is from Preserved! artist Kathy Mohl. The post was originally posted at kathymohl.fineartstudioonline.com where you can see more of her work. Learn more about the Preserved! art program and purchase tickets to the Grand Rapids gallery opening here. Can our surroundings boost our mood? A trip...

Painting in a Prairie

The following post is from Preserved! artist Kathleen Kalinowski. The post was originally posted at kathleenkalinowski.com where you can see more of her work.Learn more about the Preserved! art program and purchase tickets to the Grand Rapids gallery opening here. When visiting a place in west Michigan called Saul...

Serenity at Saul Lake Bog

Journey out of the bustle and noise of the city until the homes grow scarce and the freeways empty. Take the well-worn road past farm houses where women in black velvet helmets and sleek boots trot gleaming chestnut colored horses around bright cones. Don’t go...

Close to Home

The following post is from Preserved! artist Anne Corlett. The post was originally posted at http://annecorlettartworks.blogspot.com where you can see more of her work. Learn more about the Preserved! art program here. In the recent past, I traveled all over the United States in search of adventure in...

A Forest in Recovery

This summer, 5 acres of pine trees will be removed from Brower Lake Nature Preserve. But why would we cut down perfectly healthy trees? Unlikely as it may seem, sometimes cutting down trees is the best way to help an ecosystem flourish. Removing pine trees...

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