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Wild Bees

Wild Bees

Colonnade Gallery

November 05, 2022 - May 07, 2023

Learn all about our buzzing, winged buddies with Wild Bees: Photography by Paula Sharp & Ross Eatman, on view in the Colonnade Gallery through April 2023.

Wild Bees is a collection of 26 photographs that were taken during a three-year project documenting wild bees. Sharp and Eatman’s stunning photographs include over 120 species in this exhibition. Sponsored by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, this project focused on the wild bees within a dynamic ecosystem. Their stunning photographs give viewers the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wonder and beauty of the threatened natural world populated by pollinators.

Wild bees are the essential pollinators of crops, fruit trees, woodland plants, and wildflowers; they can pollinate many flowers and crops that honeybees cannot. The distinctive ecosystem in which Sharp and Eatman conducted their study follows the travel of these unique pollinators as they move between agricultural plants and woodland nests and flora. The study resulted in an amazing collection of photographs that feature wild bees in their natural habitat.

LASM's annual exhibitions program, including this presentation of Wild Bees, is generously sponsored by Entergy.