Exhibits & Events

October 2nd, 2019 

Inspiring Wildlife Photography Close to Home 

The Community of Digital Artists (CODA), Scotts Valley, CA 

I have been invited to provide an inspirational lecture to CODA members on a subject that is near and dear to my heart.

"It is not always necessary to travel in order to see and capture amazing images of wildlife. Learn how local photography can be just as rewarding; open our eyes to conservation issues and make a difference!"

I am very happy to showcase a selection of my favorite coastal bird images at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. This will be part of their "Summer Art Series" where local artists inspired by the natural world of the area to display their work.

This is an opportunity for me to not only draw attention to the beauty of the birds that grace our shores, but the species that are in trouble and need our help, such as the Western Snowy Plover and the Black Oystercatcher.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular museum hours.

Opening reception: June 7th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.  All are welcome!

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Naturalist Night Lecture Series 

Coastal Conservation through Citizen Science & Photography

Join myself and Snowy Plover Biologist  Carleton Eyster with Point Blue Conservation Science at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for an informative and inspirational lecture on how our beloved local beaches provide vital coastal habitat for many species, like the Western Snowy Plover.

Carleton will provide recent research about the Western Snowy Plover in Santa Cruz County and elsewhere along the Pacific Coast, which allows us to gain insight into the secret lives of these fascinating little shorebirds, the challenges they face, and how we can all aid in their recovery.  I will share my own story relating to snowy plovers and most recently, black oystercatchers and how photography can serve as an invaluable conservation tool.

Popular Event - Registration Recommended!