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2018/2019 Presentation Schedule


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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.

2018/2019 Presentation Schedule
Date & Time
Topic
Description
Location
July 30th -2:30pm Safari To Botswana This presentation will include many striking and intimate images of Africa, including photos of birds and mammals with young, catching prey, and interacting in fascinating ways. Please join Ty as he brings you along on an African safari. You will learn about African wildlife, and hear some incredible first-hand stories. Charismatic animals, include Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Hippo, African Wild Cat, and the rare and elusive Wild Dog. The African birds are 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. And if you’ve ever wondered what an African Safari is like, come loaded with your questions for an experienced Safari organizer who has led 8 safari’s to the dark continent. The Cottages - Pella - for residents and guests
July 31st -2:00pm Safari To Botswana This presentation will include many striking and intimate images of Africa, including photos of birds and mammals with young, catching prey, and interacting in fascinating ways. Please join Ty as he brings you along on an African safari. You will learn about African wildlife, and hear some incredible first-hand stories. Charismatic animals, include Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Hippo, African Wild Cat, and the rare and elusive Wild Dog. The African birds are 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. And if you’ve ever wondered what an African Safari is like, come loaded with your questions for an experienced Safari organizer who has led 8 safari’s to the dark continent. Fair Haven - Pella- for residents and guests
July 31st -3:15pm Safari To Botswana This presentation will include many striking and intimate images of Africa, including photos of birds and mammals with young, catching prey, and interacting in fascinating ways. Please join Ty as he brings you along on an African safari. You will learn about African wildlife, and hear some incredible first-hand stories. Charismatic animals, include Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Hippo, African Wild Cat, and the rare and elusive Wild Dog. The African birds are 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. And if you’ve ever wondered what an African Safari is like, come loaded with your questions for an experienced Safari organizer who has led 8 safari’s to the dark continent. Jefferson Place - Pella- for residents and guests

August 16th

Time - 8:30am

Climate For Change As we experience an exploding human population and rapidly increasing pressure upon remaining habitat, the plant and animal communities that make up our planet’s diverse ecosystems are under siege. Along with covering Iowa’s natural history, Ty Smedes, an Iowa outdoor writer and nature photographer has ventured to the jungles of South America, the savannas of Africa, the icy shores of Antarctica, and the high mountain stronghold of New Guinea’s fabled Birds of Paradise. Join Ty for a slide presentation and lecture, as we discover many spectacular species of wildlife, and explore some of our planet’s most wild places. We will discuss the challenges faced by many of these creatures, as we highlight several local and global success stories and consider the need for environmental sustainability during this 21st century. Westminster Church - Golden Kiwanis, Beaver & Allison Ave. in NW Des Moines

Dec 4th

11:00am

Raptors of the Midwest While most Iowans may recognize our more common raptors, like the Red-tailed and Cooper’s Hawks, along with the Great-horned and Barred Owls, there are many other raptors that only occasionally nest in our state, along with many other species that pass through on migration. Join us for an interesting presentation where you will learn about the hawks, falcons, eagles, owls, and vultures that live in Iowa or migrate through on their way to nesting or wintering areas. We’ll discuss their physical traits as well as identifying the prey they seek, and the habitat they prefer for nesting and rearing their young. You’ll also learn tips for identifying these birds of prey, when you spot one sitting or on the wing. And of course there will be many colorful photos to help with identification!

 

OWLS - Jester Park Lodge - Polk County (must pay for lunch if interested)

Jan 8th

11:00am

Climate For Change As we experience an exploding human population and rapidly increasing pressure upon remaining habitat, the plant and animal communities that make up our planet’s diverse ecosystems are under siege. Along with covering Iowa’s natural history, Ty Smedes, an Iowa outdoor writer and nature photographer has ventured to the jungles of South America, the savannas of Africa, the icy shores of Antarctica, and the high mountain stronghold of New Guinea’s fabled Birds of Paradise. Join Ty for a slide presentation and lecture, as we discover many spectacular species of wildlife, and explore some of our planet’s most wild places. We will discuss the challenges faced by many of these creatures, as we highlight several local and global success stories and consider the need for environmental sustainability during this 21st century. OWLS - McFarland Park - Story County (must pay for lunch if interested)

Jan 17th

7:00pm

Climate For Change As we experience an exploding human population and rapidly increasing pressure upon remaining habitat, the plant and animal communities that make up our planet’s diverse ecosystems are under siege. Along with covering Iowa’s natural history, Ty Smedes, an Iowa outdoor writer and nature photographer has ventured to the jungles of South America, the savannas of Africa, the icy shores of Antarctica, and the high mountain stronghold of New Guinea’s fabled Birds of Paradise. Join Ty for a slide presentation and lecture, as we discover many spectacular species of wildlife, and explore some of our planet’s most wild places. We will discuss the challenges faced by many of these creatures, as we highlight several local and global success stories and consider the need for environmental sustainability during this 21st century. Big Bluestem Audubon - Ames Public Library

Feb 18th

Noon

The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles Join Iowa author/photographer Ty Smedes for a slide presentation and lecture which will reveal many incredibly interesting discoveries about Iowa's Bald Eagles and how they go about their every-day lives in Iowa and the Midwest! See eagles eating fish while on the wing, photos which illustrate the plumage evolution of younger eagles, an eagle nest diary, eagles flying with icicles on their toes, eagles diving, catching fish, and much more. Learn how researchers track bald eagle movements, and where eagles come from that winter in Iowa. And listen to the many anecdotes about Iowa’s Bald Eagles. The presentation will also reveal many highlights of the 2nd edition printing of “The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles”, including updated nesting and wintering statistics, Bald Eagle rehabilitator updates, more than 70 new photos, and many exciting new action sequences. The book will be available for sale and can be signed by the author. Ames Rotary Club Luncheon- Gateway Hotel, Ames

March 26th 6:30pm

Noon

The Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles Join Iowa author/photographer Ty Smedes for a slide presentation and lecture which will reveal many incredibly interesting discoveries about Iowa's Bald Eagles and how they go about their every-day lives in Iowa and the Midwest! See eagles eating fish while on the wing, photos which illustrate the plumage evolution of younger eagles, an eagle nest diary, eagles flying with icicles on their toes, eagles diving, catching fish, and much more. Learn how researchers track bald eagle movements, and where eagles come from that winter in Iowa. And listen to the many anecdotes about Iowa’s Bald Eagles. The presentation will also reveal many highlights of the 2nd edition printing of “The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles”, including updated nesting and wintering statistics, Bald Eagle rehabilitator updates, more than 70 new photos, and many exciting new action sequences. The book will be available for sale and can be signed by the author.
Toledo Public Library - 206 E. High Street, Toledo



 

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