Michigan Nature at Home Virtual Speaker Series

Looking for a way to spend your winter evenings from the safety and comfort of your own home? Join the Michigan Nature Association as we host a series of notable presenters who will bring stories of Michigan's natural history, photography, and science to our viewers. View the presentation descriptions below and register today!

 

Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography

Thursday, January 14 at 6:30pm (Eastern)

Join MNA as we host Northern Michigan University Professor and Michigan Notable Author James McCommons, whose recent book Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography  recounts Shiras’s life and craft as he traveled to wild country in North America including Michigan's Upper Peninsula, refined his trail-camera techniques, and advocated for the protection of
wildlife.

Recording now available at this link

 


Backyard Birds and Beyond

Thursday, February 11 at 7:00pm (Eastern) 

Greg Bodker is a noted photographer in Michigan, and two-time winner in MNA's Annual Photo Contest. In his presentation, Mr. Bodker will discuss the difference between birding and birdwatching, as well as some of his most successful techniques for capturing Michigan's flora & fauna, whether in your backyard, or at one of MNA's Nature Sanctuaries.

Registration required at this link

 


The Art of Conservation Science

Thursday, March 18 at 7:00pm (Eastern)

Join us as we host Jesse Lincoln, a plant ecologist working with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory as he discusses the role that photography plays in his research. Jesse's aerial drone photos of Michigan's landscapes are featured in MNA's Winter 2020 issue of Michigan Nature magazine.

Registration required at this link