Would you like to photograph insects? If so, come celebrate National Pollinator Week with the Wayne National Forest by becoming a PhotoNaturalist.
Photographers of all ages and experience levels are invited to attend a PhotoNaturalist Workshop on Saturday, June 21st, at 10 a.m. at the Wayne National Forest headquarters located off US Hwy 33 between Athens and Nelsonville.
Lynda Andrews, a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist will open up the workshop with a short presentation in the first floor conference room. Participates will learn what is needed in a photograph for identification purposes. She will also give an introduction to the Bumble Bee Watch Program. You will learn how you can contribute to this citizen science initiative from your own backyard.
Interested photographers are urged to bring your camera to photograph any and all insects found in our native plant gardens located around the building.
“There is a serious decline of pollinators in the United States today,” said Andrews. “One way to help researchers is to learn to document the types and species of pollinators by identifying them through the use of photographs.”
Photographs taken during the event will be used in a future pollinator display planned for the Wayne Welcome Center. Your Bumble Bee photographs will also be submitted to the Bumble Bee Watch program
Register today by calling (740) 753-0101, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of inclement weather, the event will be scheduled for another time.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne . Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs .