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Fireside lectures, photo workshop at the glacier

Posted: March 21, 2014 - 12:00am

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting two free special events for the public this week at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 (with a repeat at 8 p.m.) will be the weekly Fireside Lecture featuring Alaska’s hummingbirds with Tongass National Forest Biologist Brian Logan and Wildlife Technician Gwen Baluss. This is the second to last Fireside Lecture of the 2014 season.

Logan and Baluss will discuss how recent research projects have shed some light on the migratory routes of Rufous hummingbirds. The pair will also talk about the increase in visits from the Anna’s hummingbird, the farthest north wintering hummingbird.

In addition, a free photo workshop will be conducted by the Juneau Photo Group from 4-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.

JPG members Birger Baastrup, Frank Lynn Pierce, Carol Henke Lahnum and John Krumm will present a basic photography skills class on how to understand camera settings, such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Workshop participants are asked to bring their own camera and its instruction manual.

All events are free and open to the public. For more details call 789-0097.

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