The organization, founded by conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer Carlton Ward Jr. and spearheaded by conservation champion and multi-generation Floridian Mallory Dimmitt, has a track record of celebrating collective Corridor successes through storytelling and art.
The mission of Litore Studio is to showcase the natural beauty, rhythms and grace of the coastal South so that you can bring this beauty into your homes and pause to notice the often-unnoticed patterns and details of nature.
It was only natural that a partnership should form.
Through a proud partnership with the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, Litore Studio will be creating a custom watercolor and gouache coastal map motif depicting the Florida Wildlife Corridor overlaid with a whimsical, tapestry-like motif of Florida's flora and fauna.
The map will be complete in Fall 2023 and available through the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Stay tuned for more updates on the release of the map, and keep a watch for sneak peeks of the map's progress through Litore Studio's Instagram or the Florida Wildlife Corridor's Instagram!
Already, we have partnered to create several watercolor graphics seen on the Foundation's website through the Florida black bear, roseate spoonbill, and Florida panther.
As a 7th-generation Floridian and longtime conservationist-at-heart, it is truly an honor to collaborate with the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation through art.
I encourage you to visit the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation's website to learn more about their efforts, how to get involved and support their cause if you feel so called. You can learn more at https://floridawildlifecorridor.org/
Have you seen one of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition films?
When I was working in Washington, D.C. at a battlefield preservation nonprofit, I would sneak over to the National Geographic headquarters to just be in the presence of so many incredible Explorer's works, gaze at all the Nat Geo magazine covers, and attend evening premiers. I attended at least three of the Corridor's film screenings in Washington, D.C. in 2016 and 2018! Full circle moment here, for sure!