A new exhibit at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Cumming Nature Center, located on Gulick Road in South Bristol, showcases the fine work of regional artists and illustrators. “Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands,” previously on display at Cornell University, opens Saturday, Dec. 28, and remains on display through Sunday, May 4, 2014, in the Nature Center’s Hurst Gallery.

In an array of work created by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, “Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands” demonstrates the principal task of the science illustrator — to create accurate renderings of scientific subjects. In this exhibit, nearly 40 scientific illustrations of birds, turtles, plants and other natural subjects found among the freshwater wetlands of upstate New York and the Adirondacks are depicted in both traditional and digital formats.

These illustrations precisely show proportions, coloration and anatomy of a subject. They communicate complex descriptive information in an aesthetically appealing way and aid the viewer by providing intricate detail. In addition to the artwork, a variety of taxidermy wildlife will be on display.

The exhibit is open during regular CNC hours: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission is free. The CNC requests donations of $3 per person or $10 per family; RMSC members are free. For directions, visit www.rmsc.org.