David Heemsbergen presents “Lessons Learned in Two Parts: Photography and Habitat Establishment.”
Part one will be a discussion of how preparation, practice, and patience can make taking photographs more enjoyable, and how it is not necessary to be in an exotic location to capture images that tell a story you will want to share with family and friends. With a few exceptions, he will present images taken in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Part two is about the experience David and his wife, Jan Morlock, have had to establish pollinator habitats, including mistakes and successes! They have three pollinator habitats ranging from a 15-foot triangle to a 42-acre field, size area will attract pollinators with the proper native plants. David will show images of the habitats and some of their new “friends” that live there.
David grew up on an Iowa farm, graduated from Cornell University, and returned to Iowa where he farmed for a number of years. Later he worked in sales and marketing in the ag industry and then spent roughly ten years working internationally, starting as an ag specialist for the Agriculture Bank of Papua New Guinea in the Peace Corps, and then holding various ag development positions in Bulgaria, Armenia, Uganda, and Moldova. He now spends his time working on their farm in Menomonie, Wisconsin, practicing photography and volunteering.
Photography by David Heemsbergen
Monthly chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, September-May, at 7:00 p.m. They are open and free of charge to everyone. They include time to socialize and brief chapter announcements, followed by featured presentations each month on a range of topics.
An option for viewing the presentations remotely will also be provided.