Sourlands Virtual Talks

Posted on April 8, 2021

Wildflowers in the Sourlands with Betty Horn

April 8, 7:00PM

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This talk will cover spring blooming wildflowers in the Sourlands. Betty Horn is an avid botanist with an intimate knowledge of local wildflowers. She has taught courses and led walks on wildflowers for the Princeton Adult School and other local organizations since 1984.


A Virtual Walk in the Sourlands with Jim Amon

April 15, 7:00PM

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Join Jim Amon on a “virtual walk in the woods”. Mr. Amon will share photos and stories from his book, Seeing the Sourlands. Seeing the Sourlands is brimming with gorgeous photography and rich stories, the book illustrates how we can all learn – and draw inspiration – from the simple things we find on the trail and in our own backyards. The photographs are lovely and striking in their own right, and each image is accompanied by Mr. Amon’s thought-provoking observations.


Bird Migration with Tyler Christensen

April 22, 7:00PM

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Neotropical migrants – birds that breed in North America and winter in the New World tropics – face a challenging existence, and many species are disappearing from the landscape. These fascinating species depend on the natural resources where they breed, where they overwinter, and in many places in between, making migratory bird research and conservation particularly challenging. Tyler Christensen will discuss the remarkable phenomenon of bird migration, his firsthand experiences studying neotropical migrants in the mangrove forests of Costa Rica and in the Sourlands of New Jersey, and some of the threats faced by migratory birds across their vast ranges.


Confessions of a Wildlife Photographer

Blaine Rothauser, Conserve Wildlife Foundation

April 29, 7:00PM

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Have you ever wondered how wildlife photographers get pictures of voles, moles, and shrews that live the majority of their lives in a subterranean state? What technique is deployed to get that picture of a swooping great horned owl? How do people in this trade get images of animals that are rarely ever seen in the wild – like the marbled salamanders and cerulean warblers? All will be revealed during this one-hour presentation. The use of photography blinds, infrared slaves, setup tanks and specialty field equipment will be explored. The presenter will share the proper use of baits and calling devices used by people in the trade that allow us to get those full frame shots. Designed to be strictly entertaining this program is all about the fun of the chase. This program is indeed a confessional intended to make you say “No kidding – so that’s how they do it”.


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Source: Sourland Conservancy