B. W. Wells Lantern Slides, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.
Exhibit On View March 3, 2011 - February 5, 2012 |
Breathtaking nature photography of ecologist B.W. Wells was featured and visitors discovered his passion for the flora and fauna of the Lower Cape Fear region.
Inspired by the beautiful wildflowers of Pender County’s Big Savannah, Wells dedicated himself to documenting North Carolina’s native plants.
In the spring of 1920, on a visit to Wilmington, out of the railroad car window, I saw a vast flat area literally covered with wild flowers. I immediately made up my mind to see it again...I became convinced there was no such area of equal size and perfection with over a hundred species of herbaceous wild flowers blooming in profusion from late February to middle December...|
B.W. Wells, 1967
In this exhibit, the story of Wells’ efforts to preserve the Big Savannah was told through a wealth of stunning photographs he took to document his research.
Learn more about B.W. Wells from the NCSU Libraries.
Explore NC Coastal Land Trust's B.W. Wells Savannah Preserve.