Artist Marjolein Bastin
Subject Location Missouri, USA
Even though we have been visiting here for more than twenty years, the richness and beauty of the Missouri prairie continues to overwhelm me. The diversity, both in plants and animals, is simply astounding. Unfazed by simmering heat and occasional periods of drought the prairie buzzes on, literally when you hear all the insects around you!
One of the best ways to appreciate the prairie is to bring a folding chair along and just sit for a while, observe and listen. If you’re lucky you will get a chance to listen to the song of this common yellowthroat, the masked musician.