Dixon Prairie is one of the areas in the Chicago Botanic Gardens. There are 6 different restored prairies on 15 acres. There are only 0.01% of natural prairies left in Illinois, but there are many throughout the state that have been restored. Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers.
I layered 4 different photos of various flowers and after each layer, I experimented with various filters and tools until I created this soft background. Then I added the flower and the bee.
Birds of Northern Illinois is a video I created of birds commonly seen in Illinois and throughout the Midwest.