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Hummingbird Trail Walk

APG Hummingbird Trail Walk at the State Botanical Gardens

When: Saturday, August 11, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

During the first hour, Judy Glenn will guide you through the Hummingbird Trail to find where the hummingbirds feed and perch throughout the Garden. The hummers are tiny, but don’t worry—Judy developed the trail and knows their favorite hiding places. The second hour will be for you to independently view and photograph the hummingbirds. Judy will be available during this time for questions.

Where: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Meet in the back parking lot. Go straight past all parking lots and park in the lot near the chapel.

What to bring: Please dress for the hot weather, bring comfortable shoes, hat water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, photography gear and/or binoculars: camera, several batteries (If you have them), your longest lens, SD card, tripod (if desired), a lot of patience.

Why: Because it is fun to see and photograph them!

Details: You must have signed the waver on your APG membership form to attend (download here). Judy will have forms for you to sign if you have not signed one yet.

Hummingbird trail maps will be provided.

If there is a threat of rain that day, send Judy a personal message on Facebook between

Meet Your Neighbours

Meet Your Neighbours–the Unseen World in Your Own Backyard

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APG Meets August 17th, 7:00–8:30 PM @ The Lyndon House
DESSERT SOCIAL AT 6:30 PM

Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson are Georgia’s representatives to the international “Meet Your Neighbours” (MYN) photography project. This initiative involves over 70 photographers on six continents taking photos of their local plants and wildlife in a specific, uncluttered style. These photos are then shared on the MeetYourNeighbours.net website for the enrichment and enjoyment of viewers around the world.

Jena and Chuck will discuss and demonstrate the joys and challenges of doing MYN-style photography required for participation in the project. They will share the details of the equipment they’ve purchased and built to create their photographs.

This APG presentation ties into the exhibit of Chuck and Jena’s Meet Your Neighbours photos at the Georgia State Botanical Garden’s visitor center, starting with the opening reception on Sunday, August 27th, 2-4 PM. The exhibit runs through October 8th.

Jena enjoys macrophotography and works as an entomologist at UGA. Chuck is an award-winning nature photographer. Their works have been displayed in many local art venues and have also been published in a variety of local and national print media.

All images ©2017 Chuck Murphy & Jena Johnson