The world’s largest postage stamp is in Lawrence! Crop artist Stan Herd completed a rendition of the U.S. Postal Service’s Southern Dogface Butterfly Stamp at the Pendleton Country Market and Farm.
The butterfly, depicted on the stamp represents the pollinators. They are the tiny creatures that we take for granted.
“1/3 of the food that they put on their table comes from pollinators. so, lots of your fruits and nuts that you put on your table are the result of the actions of pollinators,” said NAPPC member Chip Taylor.
It is a cause crop artist Stan Herd did not think twice about supporting.
“My work is about the landscape and about, you know, the way that we see the landscape and the way we work the land,” said Herd.
The Pendleton’s will host a second-day issue of the stamp on Saturday.
Anyone can come and view the 3,000 marigolds, 2,000 petunias, and the 40,000 pounds of sand used to create this work of art.
“It's amazing that we have this in Lawrence, that we have such resources to put this together,” said visitor Kristin Morland.
It took 15-thousand dollars to create the half-acre stamp.
If you want to see it, the event is set for Saturday from 8 until 6 at the Pendleton Country Market.
Stan will be there and the post office will hand cancel souvenir envelopes.
Pendleton Country Market is located at 1446 E. 1850 Road in Lawrence, Kansas.
For more information you can call them at 785-843-1409.