The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Sleeping Bear Dunes are going to get a little envelope time in 2008 with the release of the latest Nature of America educational series. It was painted by artist John Dawson of Hilo, HI under the art direction of Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD (kind of a curious combination it seems). Michigan is the freshwater dunes leader, with 275,000 acres of dunes. The 27 different birds, insects and vegetation featured on the stamps are representative of the flora and fauna found in Great Lakes dunes. Feel welcome to post a comment with any or all of those you can identify below!
Read Postal Service honors sand dunes with stamps. Stamps will be available later this year (after the rate hike) and if you want a really big version, click over to download the Great Lakes Dunes stamp from the US Postal Service.