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I typically have several presentations scheduled, and here are the details. Some of these are open to the public and some are not.

2018 Presentation Schedule
Date & Time
Topic
Description
Location
Jan 20th - Time 9:00am - 4:30pm Dubuque Eagle Watch I will offer my three books for sale - Capturing Iowa's Seasons, The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles, and Iowa's WIld Beauty, which I will be signing and personalizing... Grand River Center - Dubuque
Jan 27th - Time 10:00am - 5:00pm Winter Iowa Prairie Network Meeting I will offer my three books for sale - Capturing Iowa's Seasons, The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles, and Iowa's WIld Beauty, which I will be signing and personalizing... Ames High School - 1921 Ames High Dr, Ames
Feb 1st - 2:00pm Winter Wildlife Winter is a challenging season for most birds and mammals. Finding food and shelter, and avoiding predators for many, means this season is perhaps the most challenging of all. This educational slideshow and lecture will focus on many of the most interesting characteristics of each species, and we will discuss what a daily winter routine may include for each. Wesley Retirement Communities - Fair Haven East Social room. (607 East Third street, Pella, Iowa)

Feb 19th

2:00pm @ The Cottages @ 3:15 @ Jefferson Place

Loon Magic As an icon of the north-country, the Loon has created magic for all who have enjoyed his antics and that magical “call of the wild”. I will lecture on the life history of the Loon, and will share many stunning images. Having made many trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota, I have captured iconic images of a female loon, on the nest, with youngsters riding on her back, and even the male feeding the young, as they rest there. I'll share many anecdotes and will relate how a nature photographer pre-visualizes and plans a wilderness photography trip. The Cottages & Jefferson Place - Wesley Retirement Communities - Pella

Feb 20th

7:00pm

South Georgia Island In the Atlantic Ocean, nestled about half-way between the tips of South America and Africa, a 100 mile long mountainous island towers above the sea. It’s beaches are a wildlife paradise, crowded with battling bull Elephant and Fur Seals, all vying for space with several species of penguins, which number into the hundreds of thousands! This British protectorate (former headquarters for the South Atlantic whaling fleet) is now managed as a pristine environment. Home to more than 100 million birds, including several species of Albatross, these protective measures are expected to push the population to 300 million. Come see and learn about this magical place, as we ply the scenic bays, aboard the Ortelius, an expedition ship, built to navigate some of the roughest seas in the world. Prepared as an educational and stunningly beautiful presentation. Des Moines Audubon - Northwest Community Center - 5110 Franklin Ave.

Feb 22nd

6:30pm

The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles Slideshow and lecture regarding the return of Iowa's Bald Eagles to Iowa. Lots of amazing facts and stories about Bald Eagles going about ther day to day lives, and of course there will be plenty of stunning photos of eagles at the nest, raising young, catching fish, and coping with a harsh winter environment. Allamakee Co. Driftless Education and Visitors Center - Lansing
Feb 24th - Time 9:00am - 3:30pm Praire du Chein Eagle Days I will be signing and personalizing my three books, which I will be selling at the Eagle Day event. Eagle Days - Hoffman Hall, Prairie duChein WI
March 13th 7:00pm Safari to Zambia Join me for a slide presentation and lecture about the beautiful south African country of Zambia. We 'll safari to thee different bush camps, deep into the country, and we'll ply the waters of the mighty Zambezi River. We'll visit several national parks in this country of friendly people, with an amazing variety of wildlife, including elephant, lion, several species of antelope, countless numbers of fantastic birds, and an amazing leopard population. Prairie Rapids Audubon - First Presbyterian Church - 902 Main Street Cedar Falls
March 14th - Time - 11:00am The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles Slideshow and lecture regarding the return of Iowa's Bald Eagles to Iowa. Lots of amazing facts and stories about Bald Eagles going about ther day to day lives, and of course there will be plenty of stunning photos of eagles at the nest, raising young, catching fish, and coping with a harsh winter environment. Tama Co. - OWLS - Otter Creek Nature Center near Toledo, IA
March 21st - 7:00pm Voyage to the Bottom of the World In December of 2014, I spent almost a month exploring the southern reaches of the globe on the Expedition ship Ortelius. The first stop was the Falkland Islands, the site of the largest Black-browed Albatross colony in the world, numbering 220,000 breeding pairs. In addition, Rockhopper Penguin pairs were breeding in various places among the albatross. Next stop was South Georgia Island, the diamond in the Southern Ocean's crown jewels of Sub-Antarctic islands, a spectacular glaciated landscape home to some of the greatest wildlife densities found anywhere on earth.We will go ashore to visit the huge Fur Seal Colonies and to witness the titanic struggle between bull Elephant Seals, each battling to become beach-master. We will visit King Penguin colonies numbering 335,000 pairs or more, and we’ll see and hear their struggles to survive in a challenging climate, where some of the roughest seas in the world meet. This island, just 100 miles long and with 100 million birds, is the most wildlife-rich island on the planet! Along the Antarctic Peninsula, we will visit dazzling blue icebergs in shapes that defy the imagination. This stunning landscape hosts several penguin species and the leopard seals that hunt them - framed by a backdrop of endless glaciers and spectacular mountain scenics. Join us for this educational and visually stunning presentation about this beautiful and wildlife-rich part of the world.

Des Moines Sierra Club -Northwest Community Center - 5110 Franklin Ave.

March 26th

Time - 1:30-3:00pm

Safari Africa "If you would like to view some very intimate images of Africa, including birds and mammals with young, catching prey, and interacting in fascinating ways, please join us. You will learn about African wildlife, and hear some incredible first-hand stories. Best mammals, include lion, leopard, cape buffalo, hippo, African Wild Cat, and the rare and elusive Wild Dog. African bird life is fantastic and very viewable, and many images were captured by photographing from boats plying the Chobe River and along the winding channels of Botswana's famed Okavango Delta." Senior College - Johnston Public Library - 6700 Merle Hay Rd

April 1st

Time - 2:00pm

Climate For Change The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all.

In coordination with the Univeristy of Iowa, who is hosting the The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibit, I will give a presentation (words and images) in an effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats.

Old Capitol - Univeristy of Iowa, Iowa City
May 5th - Time - TBD Nature Presentation - TBD Nature Photography tips and techniques for capturing those special moments in time. N4C Mini Convention - Panora - St. Thomas Center - Panora

May 22nd

11:30 - 12:30

The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles Slideshow and lecture regarding the return of Iowa's Bald Eagles to Iowa. Lots of amazing facts and stories about Bald Eagles going about ther day to day lives, and of course there will be plenty of stunning photos of eagles at the nest, raising young, catching fish, and coping with a harsh winter environment. Marshall Co. - Brown Bag lunch event- Grimes Nature Center

June 5th

Time - TBD

Topic - TBD Topic description to posted later.
Des Moines Camera Club Annual Awards Banquet - Vivians - 400 Walnut St #101, Des Moines

 

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