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PAULA SHARP is a photojournalist and writer.  She is the author of the national bestseller Crows over a Wheatfield and four other novels, and she has traveled throughout the United States and Brazil, photographing and documenting life here and in the Amazon.  Her latest book, NATIVE BEES OF THE TEXAS LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY  is forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in 2024.

ROSS EATMAN has been a nature photographer for twenty years. He is a co-founder of Sharp-Eatman Nature Photography, a society dedicated to documenting conservation issues.

An exhibit of Eatman & Sharp's photographs, titled Wild Bees, is currently on a national tour.  Wild Bees has appeared at Connecticut's Bruce Museum of Art and Science; the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden of California; the Irving Arts Center of Dallas; the Houston Museum of Natural Science; the International Museum of Art and Science; South Carolina's Brookgreen Gardens;  the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum of Baton Rouge, and the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From June 17-August 30, 2024, Wild Bees will be on exhibit at Pennsylvania's Maguire Art Museum, located in the Philadelphia area.

For further information on exhibits, please visit our Exhibits Page.


From 2015 - 2018, photographers Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman undertook a project documenting native bee species for New York's Rockefeller State Park Preserve.  Sponsored by the New York State Environmental Protection fund, this project culminated in the highly-regarded nature website, Wild Bees of  New York, which documents more than 120 species of native bees.  

In September, 2018, Sharp and Eatman commenced a new project, documenting the extraordinary diversity of wild bee species in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley.  This website chronicles this ongoing project.  

If you would like to contact the photographers, please use our Contact Page.  For further information on other projects by Ross Eatman and Paula Sharp, click on the links below.

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