Marsh, Mud, and Microbes, wetlands photos by Sally Mack was on display at the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery at Benicia Public Library, Sept 12 – Oct 17, 2017. Here are some of the photos that were exhibited.
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.
Wayne Lanier, PhD, who ID’d the archaea, presented information from his work with the Archaea as part of the exhibit. –Sally Mack, December 31, 2017