Guardians of the Everglades®

To introduce the public to the fragile beauty of the Everglades and its unique ecosystem; to honor today’s leadership in conservation and restoration through great art and compelling human stories; and to encourage the public and policy makers to participate in the protection of the Everglades.

New Knee Installed. Guardians Back on Track.

Nicholas ready for his first outing. 

Nicholas ready for his first outing. 

Nicholas has a new left knee

His total knee replacement surgery was last month, and today he was pronounced "Good To Go,"  which means another three months of physical therapy for full use. He is walking with a cane, but soon that will join the walker in the Long Gone category. The knee surgery, along several other minor surprises, has set Guardians of the Everglades® back a bit. 

Launch date for the exhibition is January 2015, opening for a six week run Jan. - Mar. 2015 at the gorgeous, airy, Polk County Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL.  http://polkmuseumofart.org. The exhibition includes 12 life-size portraits of the Guardians, 24 eight foot diaphanous banners of endangered species and habitats, 5 Clyde Butcher black and white landscapes, and much more. It will feel like a walk in the Everglades with the Guardians.

Guardian Mary Barley ©Connie Bransilver

Guardian Mary Barley ©Connie Bransilver

Nicholas is now working on the portrait of Mary Barley with the spirit of her late husband, George. Florida Bay is Mary's bailiwick, clean water descending through the River of Grass, under Tamiami Trail, and refreshing the shallow bay for some of the world's best sport fishing. This has been one of the wettest rainy seasons on record, and thanks to a grant from Lighthawk.org, Connie is filming the high water flowing from Lake Okeechobee.

Lake Okeechobee Up-Flow ©Connie Bransilver

Lake Okeechobee Up-Flow ©Connie Bransilver

NANPA Blog Features Connie's Work

Bee Swarm Orchid 8'x4' Sheer Panel ©Connie Bransilver

Bee Swarm Orchid 8'x4' Sheer Panel ©Connie Bransilver

Twenty years ago devotees of nature photography met to create the first organization specifically for nature photography.  The North American Nature Photography Association is now a thriving organization.  Connie has served on the NANPA Board and the Foundation Board, and was honored to be President 2001-2.

She is featured in the latest blog which gives a brief account of some of the changes and adaptations in the industry since NANPA's inception.  https://www.nanpa.org/news/guardians-of-the-everglades/#more-196

 

Georgia's Ghost - Dendrophylax Lendenii ©Connie Bransilver

Georgia's Ghost - Dendrophylax Lendenii ©Connie Bransilver

Big Cypress Exhibit of Endangered Orchids

Connie's prints of native orchids are now on view at both the Welcome Center near Everglades City and the Oasis Visitors' Center further east on Tamiami Trail, Big Cypress National Preserve. Stop by and please leave your comments.


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