This mandala painting highlights the "naturehood" of freshwater, wetland habitats found throughout Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. A "naturehood” is any green space including all communities that live there. A mandala is a symbol of wholeness, characterized by concentric layers of shapes and images. The goal of this painting is to showcase the beauty, and interconnectedness of our wetlands, while bringing attention to local vulnerable and endangered species. Twenty native species are featured, including those that are ecologically and/or culturally important to the area. This painting was made possible with support of AFC’s Rob and Sharon Butler Art Explorers Grant Program.