Photography Exhibit Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day at Sandy Ridge Reservation
Photography Exhibit by Dave Lewis celebrates International Migratory Bird Day, May 13-15th, 2016 at the Perry F. Johnson Wetland Center, Sandy Ridge Reservation, North Ridgeville, Ohio.
About International Migratory Bird Day
"This program engages the general public to care about maintaining healthy bird populations and protecting breeding, non-breeding, and stop over habitats used by migratory birds. International Migratory Bird Day programs often are informal science education or informal science learning activities such as bird walks, art competitions, nature based festivals, and presentations. These programs take place in a variety of settings such as zoos, aquariums, protected lands, biospheres, museums, and schools.
Every year International Migratory Bird Day has a new conservation theme with corresponding artwork, educational materials, and activities." - Wikipedia
Be sure to explore educational creative media resources at Environment for the Americas, home of the International Migratory Bird Day IMBD 2016 ~ Spread your Wings for Bird Conservation here.
Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day 2016 at Lorain Metro Parks
Ohio photographer Dave Lewis helped visitors celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, with a special photography show May 13-15th, 2016 at the Perry F. Johnson Wetland Center, Sandy Ridge Reservation, a part of the Lorain Metro Parks, located in North Ridgeville, Ohio.
Dave reflects on his years birding, photographing birds and how he got connected to Audubon Chapter activities in Ohio:
"I was thinking back to my first outing with a bird group. I was new to birding and wanting to learn where to go and went out on a joint Western Cuyahoga Audubon and Kirtland Bird Club walk and met Delores Cole and Paula Lozano among others. Everyone was great! Delores asked what I did with my photos, I said the ones I don't delete?...I stare at them and try to figure out what they are. She asked if I would send them to the Kirtland Bird Club...soon after Mary Ann Romito at Western Cuyahoga Audubon asked if I could send pics in for use on the Western Cuyahoga Audubon website as well. It's all their fault. They got me hooked and gave me an outlet for my photos (which were AWFUL back then.) From them, I met many other area birders and became known as the "bird butt guy" due to the number of shots from the wrong side I had. It's amazing to think that since then I've met birders from the world over and have had photos published in books, guides, magazines and scientific papers. All because of a little bird group...Tell everyone I said THANKS!"
Above: Map and photos of Sandy Ridge Reservation and Perry F. Johnson Wetland Center at Lorain County Metro Parks, 6195 Otten Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039.
Photography Exhibit by Dave Lewis, Perry F. Johnson Wetland Center, Sandy Ridge Reservation, North Ridgeville, Ohio
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Western Cuyahoga Audubon would like to thank Dave Lewis for contributing the online photographic exhibit (above), and for the extensive library of bird and habitat landscape photographs he has contributed over the years. Dave's photos document bird walks and field trip sightings, adding to Western Cuyahoga Audubon's longtime efforts to inform and educate chapter members and the public about birds and environmental conservation. You'll find Dave's photos throughout this website and at Western Cuyahoga Audubon Flickr here.
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