The Birds of Rhode Island: A Lecture and Photographic Presentation

The Birds of Rhode Island: A Lecture and Photographic Presentation


Tuesday, 06/14/2011    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre, MA

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Brooks Mathewson
Harvard University Master of Forest Science 2006

Rhode Island provides critical wintering, migratory, and breeding habitat for a great diversity of bird species including ducks, wading birds, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds. Over the past decade ecologist and nature photographer Brooks Mathewson has been photographing these birds on the mudflats, barrier beaches, upland forests, rocky shores, and ponds of the state’s national wildlife refuges. During this lecture Brooks will present his photography of these birds while discussing their biology as well as some of the best places in Rhode Island to observe them.

Brooks Mathewson is a nature photographer and ecologist holding a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Forest Science from Harvard University. His research on the distribution and relative abundance of terrestrial salamanders has been published in the journals Northeastern Naturalist and Arnoldia. In addition, Brooks’ photography has appeared in magazines, journals, textbooks, and field guides, and is sold at art galleries and museums in the Boston area including Harvard’s Museum of Natural History. Some of the venues at which Brooks has given lectures include Harvard Forest, Holy Cross, Arnold Arboretum, Newton Free Library, the Boston Nature Center, Massachusetts Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, and Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge.

This event is co-sponsored by the Newton Conservators and the Newton Free Library.

Tuesday, June 14th, 7:30pm
Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Centre