Midwest Wilderness Connections

Reconnecting people with their natural history

Midwest Wilderness Connections houses a compilation of resources about wilderness areas, wildlife, and plants.

The MWC Natural Areas website offers site information, maps, videos, & links.

Available fine art nature prints can be accessed using the Fine Art Nature Print Gallery link at the top of this page.

  • MWC Christmas Edition Greeting Cards

  • Santa's helpers are ready to bring holiday cheer!
  • MWC Christmas Edition Greeting Cards

  • Santa's little helpers are ready to help you spread cheer!
  • MWC Holiday Edition Greeting Cards

  • Santa's little helpers are ready to help you spread cheer!

MWC Christmas Edition Greeting Cards

Santa's helpers are ready to bring holiday cheer! Shop MWC Christmas Addition Folding Cards

MWC Christmas Edition Greeting Cards

Santa's little helpers are ready to help you spread cheer! Shop MWC Christmas Edition Greeting Cards

MWC Holiday Edition Greeting Cards

Santa's little helpers are ready to help you spread cheer! Shop the MWC Holiday Edition Greeting Cards

Fine Art Exhibits

Springer Cultural Center Art Exhibition: Engaging With Nature

Title: Prairie Whispers

Type of Exhibition: Group exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Opens Saturday, November 11th - December 17, 2022

Photo Subject: 16 images

Photo Locations: Iowa and Illinois prairies and oak savannas.

Reception: December 1st, 2022, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St, Champaign, IL 61820

Green Island WMA IMG_1851
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Red Bluff Art Gallery Flowers 4 Peace & Prosperity Exhibit

Title: In The Grace of Nature

Type of Exhibition: Juried international group exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Opens Monday, May 30th, 2022 - on going

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Photo Subject: American White Waterlily (Nymphea odorata)

Photo Location: Green Island Wildlife Management Area, Green Island, Iowa, USA

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Wickford Art Association Botanical Inspirations Exhibition

Title: Pellsville Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve

Type of Exhibition: Juried national group exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 8th - May 8th, 2022

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Photo Subject: Sunset above a carpet of native prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa).

Photo Location: Pellsville Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve, Rankin, Illinois, USA

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Exhibizone Scenic 2021

Title: Mother Nature's Cathedral

Type of Exhibition: Juried international group exhibition

Exhibition Dates: December 31st - February 28th, 2021-2022

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Photo Subject: Frozen Waterfall in the Devil's Punch Bowl

Photo Location: Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine, Iowa, USA

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Exhibizone XMAS - 2021

Title: Winter's Freeze

Type of Exhibition: Juried international group exhibition

Exhibition Dates: December 31st - February 15th, 2021-2022

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Photo Subject: Bald eagle keeping an eye on a Sangamon River fishing hole.

Photo Location: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello, Illinois, USA

Upcoming Exhibits

April 28th - June 12th, 2023: Quad City Arts 2nd Ave Window Gallery, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201