Monday, April 30, 2012


Although most of my time these days seems to be taken up with designing a computer management system for my employer, I've managed to carve out enough time to participate in a project that is near and dear to my heart in several ways: conservation, the outdoors, and photography.  The local New York chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is creating a traveling art show to highlight the preservation of wetlands across upstate New York.  The end result will be a series of paintings and drawings by the Guild members of species found in wetlands, along with my photos to provide additional context, illustrating different types of wetland environments.  We anticipate that the show will be first displayed in the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in April of 2013.

The project has given me a new appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the New York landscape and the variety of wetland types, even in a relatively small area.

Click here to visit the Guild's national web site (nothing yet about this particular art show, but the web site is interesting to explore.)

Here's my own gallery of wetlands shots, and below are a few samples.  Enjoy!

Pond near the south end of Indian Lake, along Rt.30 in the Adirondacks

Along Rt. 30 north of Long Lake in the Adirondacks

Near Goodnow Mountain, east of Blue Mountain Lake, in the Adirondacks

Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca

Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca

Von Egeln Preserve near Cortland.  Don't step off the trail here!

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