Arthur Melville Pearson combines his twin passions for art and nature in several ways. As a stained-glass craftsman, his designs are inspired by the native flora and fauna of the Illinois prairie. As director of the Chicago Region Program for the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, he oversees the foundation's grant-making in both land conservation and artistic vitality. And as an active volunteer at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, he chronicles his restoration experiences in A Midewin Almanac at midewinrestoration.net. He is the author of Force of Nature, a biography of George Fell, the driving force behind the founding of The Nature Conservancy and the entire Natural Areas Movement.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
City Creatures blog posts:
- A Midewin Almanac
Follow Arthur Melville Pearson's efforts to restore 20,000 acres of prarie "one volunteer day at a time."