Illinois was once covered by 22 million acres of vast prairies. Today, less than .01% of those prairies still exist. Remaining prairies are often tucked into urban or agricultural spaces, a considerable contrast to the biodiverse, peaceful environment that was once expansive. As a haven away from the industrialized world, Illinois prairies provide an area where pollinators can quietly feed, not knowing how much civilization relies on this simple action. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to research these pollinator’s behavior. In order to observe pollinator moment, I applied an environmentally safe fluorescent powder to one Monarda fistulosa flower in the prairie, as seen in this photo. Throughout the day, pollinators unknowingly transfer this dye, allowing me to track their movement by looking for traces of glowing light on flowers at night. I felt almost intrusive being in the prairie — an outsider disturbing the peace, but the pollinators did not mind my presence nor the powder, just like they do not seem to mind the surrounding urbanization. The wildlife in the prairie spends its days living with tranquil freedom that we can only strive to know.