Marsh, Mud, and Microbes, wetlands photos by Sally Mack is now on display at the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery at Benicia Public Library, Sept 12 – Oct 17, 2017.
The photos were taken over a 10-15 year period at two northern California wetlands sites. None could be taken now, because of changes both natural and man-made. One of the sites matured, plants grew so thickly where I used to be able to walk that many places are now inaccessible. The other site was bulldozed, graded, and inundated with water in the name of “restoration,” completely obliterating the places I’d photographed for over 15 years. The NWR had the amazing archaea bulldozed, as well.
Please drop by the library to view the exhibit at your convenience. Free and open to the public. Thank you. –Sally Mack, Sept 12, 2017
Wayne Lanier, PhD, who ID’d the archaea, presented information from his work with the archaea as part of the exhibit.