Birds

Southside Bird Club again hosts professional nature photographer Bob Schamerhorn for their meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Fairview United Methodist Church, 1013 Westover Drive in Danville.

Southside Bird Club again hosts professional nature photographer Bob Schamerhorn for their November meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Fairview United Methodist Church, 1013 Westover Drive in Danville.

He is an entertaining speaker and an excellent photographer who will be sharing his most popular program, “Attracting Birds with Water.”

More information on this presentation can be found at http://iphotobirds.com/programs/AttractingBirdsWithWater/iPhotoBirdsProgram.html.

Schamerhorn pointed out, “Birds, like all other animals, prefer environments that meet all their basic survival needs: food, shelter and water. They depend on water for hydration, to maintain body temperature and to condition their feathers for flight. Having a consistent, reliable, clean running water source in a garden will attract a greater assortment of birds than ever before.”

His program includes not only still photographs, but also action videos with birds bathing and singing, which truly bring to life the birds in his presentation and demonstrates the diversity of the birds that have visited his yard…and participants will learn how to design and build a “Bird Spa” in their own yard.

Schamerhorn invites all to “come see how a little water can greatly improve both your garden and your enjoyment of nature, right in your own backyard.”

Schamerhorn has had a life-long passion for birds, nature and art. He has been blessed with many opportunities to capture and share nature’s beauty.

His national award-winning photography is utilized by numerous nature and conservation publications, including the current cover shot of the 2020 Virginia Wildlife Calendar. His work is frequently exhibited at various fine art shows throughout the mid-Atlantic each year. His hope is to educate and to inspire the conservation of nature, by capturing and sharing its beauty.

In addition to his presentation, he will display his beautiful prints, books, gifts, cards and calendars showcasing his inspiring photography available for purchase.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Vickie Fuquay at vickiefuquay@comcast.net.