"Red knots and horseshoe crabs have played an important role in Delaware Bay's history, both natural and political. I will always remember my first visits to Reed's Beach in the early 1980s to witness the massive flocks of red knots feeding on shorelines green with horseshoe crab eggs. I have also watched, helplessly, as huge numbers of horseshoe crabs were being harvested. Red knots and horseshoe crabs have both experienced severe declines since those days, but recent harvest restrictions bring hope that these species will bounce back. Although far from a success story yet, this illustrates how public education about the delicate balance of nature is critical to the protection of the natural world."
Louise Zemaitis is a freelance artist/naturalist living in West Cape May, New Jersey. Her artwork has been widely published. She is a tour leader for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, and an associate with Cape May Bird Observatory where she teaches workshops, coordinates the Monarch Monitoring Project, and is curator of its art gallery.
A limited edition of 300 prints of Red Knots—Spring Feast has been created. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the print size is 17" x 13", and the matted size is 18" x 14". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.
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