Help from a local photographer

Venus flytrap, Green Swamp preserve

Venus flytrap, Green Swamp preserve           photo by Kelvin Taylor

The word has spread around the region about our Venus flytrap campaign to raise money for a comprehensive survey of the plant in our Green Swamp preserve. You can read all about our Sci Fund Venus flytrap project here.  We are so happy to have help from one local photographer, Kelvin Taylor, who is donating all of the proceeds from his work until Dec. 15th to our campaign.

Venus flytrap cluster, Green Swamp preserve

Venus flytrap cluster, Green Swamp preserve      photo by Kelvin Taylor

Kelvin Taylor is a native of North Carolina and took an interest in nature when he was just a boy.  Growing plants from seed, observing insects, and exploring the woods near his home was a favorite pastime in his childhood days.  Today gardening, hiking, and photography are his favorite activities.

In college Kelvin first visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the spring wildflower season he became captivated by the myriad of plant life in the natural world.  That visit to the mountains led him to study botany and photography and today the thrill of photographing wildflowers, waterfalls and nature scenes is as strong as his first encounter so many years ago.  You can read more about Kelvin on his blog “Exploring Scenic North Carolina” and see all of his amazing photos at his Red Bubble gallery or at his Pbase gallery.

Venus flytrap flowers, Green Swamp preserve

Venus flytrap flowers, Green Swamp preserve photo by Kelvin Taylor

Kelvin is very generously donating all proceeds from his Red Bubble gallery to our Sci Fund Venus flytrap project until it ends on the 15th of December.  We can’t thank Kelvin enough for his generous offering to help protect one of the coolest plants in the world.

So check out Kelvin’s gallery, all his cards and prints are available this month at a special Holiday price and would make great gifts this season.  It is like two gifts in one!

Thanks so much Kelvin!


About secpnc

My name is Sara Babin and I am the Conservation Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy Southeast Coastal Plain program in Wilmington, NC. Our office is responsable for the maintenance and restoration of 35,000 acres of preserve land owned by The Nature Conservancy. We protect the land for ecologically significant species in hopes to ensure a lasting natural history legacy for future generations to enjoy. This blog will highlight our most exciting activities and events with much of the focus being on our controlled burn program. With this blog we hope to share the ins and outs of what we do and how it is bettering the world for plants, animals, and people.
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