What happens when you mix 2 parts Pumpkin-colored spiders, 3 parts Red-faced spiders, 4 Flying assassins, and a multitude of assorted strange and creepy insects? You get a little humor, some science, and a sprinkling of knowledge on some known and not so well known insects of the Verde Valley. Join us October 18 (Sedona) and 19 (Flagstaff) meetings for a special program treat where Don Singer, local photographer and amateur entomologist, will present a recipe for bug fun.
Don Singer grew up on the edge of the Mohave Desert and developed a love of nature and the outdoors. Always an avid photographer he became a semi-professional photographer in 2000 in his off time while living and working at Grand Canyon National Park. Retiring to Cottonwood, after a 37 year career with the Federal Government Don began exploring the local State Parks. It did not take long for him to realize the photographic opportunities that were available at Dead Horse Ranch State Park and at Page Springs Fish Hatchery. With mammals, reptiles and the many species of birds to photograph it was the insects that really grabbed his attention.
Don spends almost as much time researching the various insects as he does photographing them. He believes it is important to know the target at the end of your camera lens.
Sedona Public Library (3250 White Bear Rd, Sedona) Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM, Flagstaff Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (1601 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff).