Local club hosts prominent nature photographer on Thursday


Jason George will attend the Midland Penetanguishene Field Naturalists monthly meeting at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Center

The Midland Penetanguishene Field Naturalists welcome wildlife photographer and writer Jason George to their monthly meeting on Thursday evening.

Scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, things kick off with the group’s annual general meeting, which will be followed about half an hour later by the group’s regular monthly meeting and presentation by George.

A dyslexic BIPOC wildlife photographer, presenter and writer, George recently moved to Wasaga Beach to be closer to nature when he retired from teaching full-time to pursue his passion for wildlife.

He enjoys seeing wild animals in their natural habitat, so he travels across Canada (missing only Newfoundland and Nunavut) and the world (missing only Antarctica).

“Seeing an animal in its natural habitat is special; being able to photograph it is awesome,” says George. “Luckily, I’ve seen over 70% of the animals you might see in a zoo, in the wild. I’m now exploring ways to share my love and passion with those who can’t have those experiences. .

Visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park during the 2021/22 winter/spring season may have enjoyed a display of photographs by Jason in the Algonquin Room at the Visitor Center.

In a statement, the band notes that George appears to have a magical connection to animals, which helps him capture stunning natural images, both ethically and humanely.

“He gets the best photos of the animals without hurting them or baiting them,” the group says, noting that George donates a portion of his photocard sales to help the animals he photographs.

To discover George’s work, visit his website or join him in his adventures on his Youtube channel (Jason George).

The club will also be selling 50/50 tickets at the event and there will be a ‘big nature book sale’ with members encouraged to bring used nature books they would like to donate. Donated books will be resold for what the buyer thinks they are worth with all proceeds going to club operations.

The Midland Penetanguishene Field Naturalists (MPFN) are one of the oldest affiliates of the Ontario Federation of Naturalists. The club’s goal is to educate the public about natural history, conservation and the environment. They meet once a month, normally at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centres, and plan a number of outings throughout the year.

For more information about the club and/or Thursday’s meeting, email the club at [email protected]


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