Ken Cook will present a program about New Mexico birding plus other related items. His pictures are from trips to Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, New Mexico. He will have some items from nearby Albuquerque and a place called Rodeo.
Bosque is a major wintering area for numerous Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes plus many other birds and wildlife that frequent the area.
"If you are a birder," says Ken, "you should try to make at least one trip to Bosque for a very unique experience."
Ken Cook is a Holland native and graduate of Hope College. He has honed his 25-year passion for photography to specialize in landscapes, nature and wildlife. Ken has traveled to many countries but currently is focused on photography of North America. Now retired, Ken is a member of the Tulip City Camera Club and a charter member of the North America Nature Photography Association. View his work and/or contact him at his website or on FLICKR.
From 8:00-8:45 drive to the Upper Macatawa Natural Area east of Holland (south on US-31 to 16th Street, east approx. 5 miles on 16th which becomes Adams, then north less than a mile on 84th Ave. to the Upper Mac parking lot).
Liz Notman will lead us around the area for the rest of the morning. Most of the walk will be on a paved path, but some off-path areas can be wet, so wear footgear that might get moist.
The walk will end back at the parking lot at noon. The public is welcome. Hope to see you there.