This past summer, West Virginia based artist, Rosalie Haizlett spent a week at RTPI to begin work on her Artist-in-Residence proposal. She was curious to learn about how naturalists throughout the past 150 years have observed the behaviors of nocturnal wildlife, especially before trail cameras were invented. Rosalie spent time looking through the RTP archives to find out how he acquired his source material for artwork about nocturnal birds. She also used her time to contact several researchers working with the target species in her region in hopes of accompanying them on field excursions over the course of the next year for the purpose of making some of her own in-person observations. All this will culminate in a body of work to be included in a 2024 exhibition, stay tuned!

You can view more of Rosalie’s work here.