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Field Trip: Bird Photography at Gray Lodge

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Chico Creek Nature Center (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat Walking, could involve distance but largely flat


Learn photographic techniques of digital photography, and then take great pictures of the wintering waterfowl and other wetland species. We will make use of the walking trails, viewing hides and platform, and the 3-mile auto loop at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. Both photographic and processing techniques will be discussed. A digital camera with at least 200mm telephoto capability is recommended. Youth, age 16 & 17, are welcome. Dress warmly and bring water and a snack.

Field Trip Leader

Dean Carrier

Dean Carrier has been a life-long wildlife biologist (his first bird book is dated “Christmas, 1943”). Graduating from Humboldt State University, he worked professionally for the Arizona Game and Fish Department and then for the U.S. Forest Service where he was responsible for a variety of endangered species work locally, regionally and nationally until his retirement in 1991. As a frustrated left-brained individual with right-brained yearnings (he couldn’t sketch a critter that looked like one if he wanted to) he found his artistic niche in photography which he has been active in for 45 years. He travels both domestically and abroad to pursue his bird photography habit and uses his images (and others) for PowerPoint presentations on nature and ecology for grammar school children in Butte County.

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