Sycamore, land trusts and Green Drinks Bloomington
In a way, I feel a little like the Sycamore Land Trust’s distant-but-still-loving, journalistic godfather. I wasn’t in the room when Scott Russell Sanders, Tom Zeller and other Sassarfas Audubon Society activists conceived Southern Indiana’s premier land trust some 27 years ago. But I was the first person they called; I wrote the Herald-Times article in February 1991 that announced the birth to the world.
Sixteen years later, I penned a front-page story in The Bloomington Alternative about its adolescence titled “Preserving quality of place.” A decade after that, at adulthood, I profiled 16 Sycamore properties in my Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana. In between, before my first knee surgery, I served as a land steward on Sycamore’s Campbell Preserve in eastern Monroe County.
So, it seems natural that the largest public presentation I’ve made since I don’t know when – at this Wednesday’s monthly meeting of Green Drinks Bloomington – will be called “Intimate Sycamore Landscapes.” The public event runs from 5:30-7:30 at the Upland Brewery Banquet Facility in Bloomington.
Upcoming - May 13
The Wildfower Workshop - Indiana Nature Photography
This Indiana Nature Photography workshop will focus on wildflower photography for the digital photographer. During our day exploring and photographing nature preserves owned by the Sycamore Land Trust, you will gain hands on experience photographing flowers from various views and angles.
Gary and Steven will demonstrate how to use camera settings, lenses – from macros to telephotos – and a variety of homemade and commercially available tools to help you capture the best photos possible.
Indiana Nature Photography will donate 10% of the workshop receipts to Sycamore, a nonprofit conservation organization that protects nearly 9,000 acres of natural southern Indiana from Brown County to Evansville.
Click here for more information on this workshop.
Nature Photo eBook - This is Indiana?
Natural Bloomington is pleased to announce release of our first Nature Photo eBook This is Indiana? - The Natural Bloomington Journey: 2013-2015.
This is Indiana? is a photographic retrospective of Natural Bloomington's first three years and features 105 hi res, full-color images of the Southern Indiana landscape from the Switzerland Hills to the Southwest Lowlands.You can download a copy of This is Indiana? for free. A $10 contribution is requested.