WCT 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting NOV 4th @ 7PM


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Virtual 2021 Westford Conservation Trust Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 4th at 7 pm

Members and friends are invited to join us for our our Annual Trust Meeting. We will have a brief Trust business meeting followed by our guest speaker. Hope you can join us!

Guest Speaker – Nature Photographer Jim McCormac

Conservation Photography: The Nature Connection

“A picture is worth a thousand words” goes the famous adage, and it’s especially true in this technologically and graphically driven age. Photography is an effective vehicle to illustrate the beauty and intricacy of Nature, expose people to new facets of natural history, and by extension promote an interest in conservation. Photographic imagery has revolutionized survey protocols, as evidenced by massive data repositories such as iNaturalist, and greatly reduced the need for physical collections of specimens. Effective imagery can bring the Lilliputian details of a gnat, expose the allure of a cedar waxwing, or preserve the gloriousness of a Lake Erie sunset. This pictorial talk will explore some of the ways in which imagery can be used to promote and document Nature.

Jim worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for 31 years as a botanist, and later specializing in wildlife diversity projects, especially involving birds. He has authored or coauthored six books, including Birds of Ohio (Lone Pine 2004); and Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage (Kent State University Press 2009). The latter won the 2010 Ohioana Book award. He is a coauthor of the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II book. He is currently at work on books on dragonflies, and moths.  Jim is an avid photographer, shooting a range of natural history subjects.


Please note that this talk is virtual.  Please Register for this Event!

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Nov 4, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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