This celebration exhibits the photography and sound recordings of Wil Hershberger. As we follow the songs and sounds of birds from winter into early summer, we will look more closely at the songs of a few species to see how truly special birdsong is and what it might be telling other birds about the singer. We will watch as birds sing, through the amazing videography of Lang Elliott, and we will 'see' the songs of several species and examine the fine details of the vocal performances of these amazing creatures.
Cost: $10 - Prepay only at www.marylandnature.org/events
Wil Hershberger has been an avid naturalist most of his life. After becoming an accomplished and well-respected birder, he rekindled photography skills learned in his dad’s basement darkroom. Today his photography has become an extension of his passion for the natural world. He has an innate ability to capture the natural world in an artistic way. Nearly a decade ago, Wil and his wife Donna formed Nature Images and Sounds, LLC. Together they photograph everything from birds to bugs. Wil is also an accomplished sound recordist. Most of his recordings, including birds and bugs, are archived at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Through their photography and sound recordings, they hope to instill in others the desire to protect and save these sacred natural treasures.
Wil has articles published in Nature Photographers Magazine and NatureScapes.net online magazine. He co-authored the book, The Songs of Insects, (Houghton Mifflin Company) with Lang Elliott.
Wil's website is www.natureimagesandsounds.com