So Beautiful, So Destructive...
Invasive plant species negatively effect our world in a variety of ways. But before we can take action, we need to get closer to our enemy.
Many of these plants are deceptively beautiful and it is their charm and persistence that has allowed them to take over our fields, woods and even our back yards.
They are not bad plants, they are just behaving badly in the midwest.
Velvet Leaf, Abutilon theophrasti
What can we do?
Armed with botanical art and a spirit of environmental stewardship, we can heal the ecosystem and prevent further damage.
Kelsey is currently documenting invasive plants of the Midwest as botanical watercolor paintings. Bridging the gap between science and art, she hopes these botanical paintings will help people identify these threats to our wetlands, fields, forests, and farms.
These artworks and information about each plant is now available in a booklet entitled Lost in the Weeds.
To order a copy of the booklet click here
This is just the beginning. To contribute to this project please contact Kelsey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Japanese Barberry, Berberis thunbergii