In 2014 Friends unveiled A Glimpse Through the Mangroves, a large, life-size mural located at the entrance to the Preserve’s main Exhibit Hall. The mural, depicting a native American family looking out over what is today’s Weedon Island, evokes the early history of the Preserve and its habitat. Commissioned by the Friends and painted by St. Petersburg artist Carrie Jadus the work captures the essence of what the Preserve continues to offer to today’s visitors.
Ms. Jadus’ work is exhibited in galleries and in private collections throughout the world. Her studio is located at the Soft Water Studios in St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District.