Five Wild Picks / Where to See Endangered Species Art
From Los Angeles to Birmingham, the Endangered Species Mural project is using public art to celebrate endangered species and connect communities with the wildlife around them. For each project the Center worked with artists, scientists and local organizers to design a mural that would inspire love for the natural world. Learn more about the project and find a mural near you.
1) Yellow-billed cuckoo in Los Angeles, Calif.: High-school students from Miguel Contreras Learning Complex helped create a mural to tell the story of migrating wildlife and people.
2) Monarch butterfly in Minneapolis, Minn.: The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab joined Center scientists to celebrate these once-common backyard butterflies.
3) Mountain caribou in Sandpoint, Idaho: This majestic mural was unveiled soon after the city passed a resolution supporting recovery of the endangered mountain caribou.
4) Southeast freshwater mussels in Knoxville, Tenn.: The pink mucket mussel, threatened by dams on the Ohio River, is joined on this mural by fish found in the Tennessee Valley.
5) Watercress darter in Birmingham, Ala.: Located in the East Lake neighborhood, this mural celebrates a brilliantly colored endangered fish unique to the Birmingham metropolitan area.