During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mill Valley Arts Commission's Virtual Art Walk provides an online platform to showcase the amazing art that was originally planned for an in-person gallery exhibit. We are honored to be able to offer our community with a new way to experience art of all kinds. For the month of April 2021, we celebrate Earth Awareness Month by presenting a series of local wildlife images.
This photographic exhibit, curated by Marin County Parks, highlights images obtained through a regional ecosystem health study that is supported by the One Tam partner agencies. It gives wildlife researchers, and now the public, a peek into the secret lives of animals who inhabit Marin’s public lands. Enjoy!
You won’t find a photographer capturing these spirited moments of wildlife. In fact, the wildlife themselves caught their daily lives on camera. The photography in the “Casual in Nature” exhibit, like a scene from a storybook, provides a unique glimpse of frolicking foxes, catnapping coyotes, and jumping jackrabbits. The thoughtfully placed motion-activated cameras that were used to collect this information also tell the story of biodiversity and ecosystem well-being. As we find inspiration from these animal “selfies” and contemplate the wonder and beauty of the natural world in which we share, we are also reminded of our responsibility to protect it.
The Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project is partially funded by Parks Measure A. The quarter-cent sales tax, approved by voters in 2012, supports projects and programs that benefit parks, open space and agricultural lands across Marin.
Wildlife Picture Index volunteer opportunities are postponed until further notice.