The North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC) is highlighting the artwork and educational contributions of scientific illustrator and educator Kathleen Garness. The conservation center is a collaborative effort by the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Botanic Garden. Its focus is to ensure the survival of orchids native to the United States and Canada.
Kathleen is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists. In 2012 she received an education grant to bring botanical art experiences and materials to underserved audiences. Kathleen writes about this project in Take Botanical Art into the Community.
Kathleen Garness illustrates guide to plants of the Chicago region