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Sneak preview of refuge’s 2020 lecture series

By Staff | Jul 17, 2019

CLYDE BUTCHER Clyde Butcher's “Indian Key” will be part of his 75th Anniversary Photographic Exhibition at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. He will speak as part of the lecture series on Jan. 24.

Running Jan. 17 to April 3, the 16th annual “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series will features a lineup of authors and experts in the world of birds, nature photography and conservation.

One highlight of the season brings world-renowned nature photographer Clyde Butcher – whose Everglades exhibition kicks off November’s 75th anniversary events from Nov. 13 through Feb. 5 – to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, sponsored by Mark and Gretchen Banks.

Two other lectures will align with refuge’s anniversary events. To celebrate Bee Week at the end of January, “honey sommelier” C. Marina Marchese will talk about her books on beekeeping.

As a follow-up to the Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Show Using Trash on March 10, nationally recognized upcycle designer Nancy Judd will speak about her work creating recycled fashions as a means of conservation education.