Folkston, GA – Local award winning and widely published nature photographer, John Reed, will conducta Spring Nature Photography Workshop at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, March 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.). “March is a wonderful time to photograph at Okefenokee. Winter is on the wane and spring is just around the corner. Cool days with warm sun, and the biting insects aren’t yet out looking for their lunch” says Reed. “The iconic alligators are there up close, plus all manner of birds, flowers, beautiful landscapes, and perhaps even a bobcat, raccoon, fox squirrel, bear or more! You never know what you’ll see”.
Go back in time to the Chesser Island Homestead for a taste of what early life on the swamp was like. Even if you’ve been here before, every visit is different. Photography here is a blast with this sort of variety.
Spend the day with us enjoying this magical place; learning fundamentals to take memories home though photos you create. The workshop includes both classroom instruction and roaming the refuge to apply your new photography skills to capture, save, and share your day.
Cost for the workshop is $60 in advance. Walk-ins will be welcome as space permits for an additional $5 fee. The workshop is sponsored by the Okefenokee Wildlife League, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and John Reed Photography. For registration and information, call the Richard S.
Bolt Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The $5 entrance fee to the refuge is not included in the workshop cost.
Bring your flashlights and Easter baskets. There will be two Easter Egg Hunts. Ages 0-5 will start at 7:30 p.m., and meet at the park interpretive center. Children ages 6-12 will start at 8:30 p.m., and meet at the park visitor center. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park.