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"Birds of the Great Marsh" Exhibit by Kristina Knowski

June 11, 2021 - October 31, 2021

525 S Broadway
Beverly Shores, IN 46301

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Price: Free

The Great Marsh is a unique habitat in the Indiana Dunes as the critical refuge for some of our most celebrated avifauna. Join watercolorist and birder Kristina Knowski, as she explores the unique bird species that are exclusive to the Great Marsh and our Indiana Dunes Region. Birds are painted full- size to capture the essence of their characteristics including the tiny Marsh Wren to the towering Sandhill Crane.

Kristina is a watercolorist depicting primarily avifauna and is best known for her portfolio of extinct bird species. The natural world is her inspiration, drawing from the existing beauty of our environment. As an avid birder, Kristina prefers to work from life and spends most of her time sketching and researching species in the field. In working with extinct species, she visits the Bird Collections of the Field Museum and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to study from skins. She enjoys using observation, anatomical references, and specimens to examine these species with an acute attention to detail. By exploring these birds in both life and in death, she hopes to bring a remembrance and sense of dignity to these lost species.

Actual Gallery Hours:, Saturdays 11 - 5 PM CDT and Sundays 11 - 3 PM CDT
May through October - Exhibit Openings Second Fridays 5 - 7 PM CDT