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Three New Exhibits Open January 7 At Secor Metropark

Three new exhibits open Saturday, January 7, 2012 and continue through April 1 at the National Center for Nature Photography, a Metroparks facility located at Secor Metropark.

“New Lands, New Discoveries” is a revealing look at some of the special qualities to be discovered on lands recently acquired by Metroparks, but not yet open to the public. Metroparks director of nature photography Art Weber set out to capture the beauty of these significant lands that have been added to the Metroparks system since passage of a land acquisition levy in 2002.

From sand barrens in the Oak Openings to Lake Erie wetlands, the exhibit is a celebration of a historical period for Metroparks, which has grown from about 7,500 acres in 2002 to more than 11,500 acres today.

The exhibit was made possible by a grant from Metroparks Members, and will also travel to other venues around the Toledo Area in 2012.

Two other exhibits also open January 7: “Travelogue: North Shore Minnesota,” by Art Weber, captures the beauty of the North Woods landscape along Minnesota ’s Lake Superior coast; and “Winning photos from the 2011 Outdoor Writers Association of America” is a traveling exhibit featuring this year’s winners of OWAA’s Excellence in Craft Contest.

The Nature Photography Center is open Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Secor Metropark is on Central Avenue , six miles west of US23/I-475 in Berkey.

Travel Circle series covers a World Of Experiences
Metroparks and Hostelling International-Toledo Area Council are planning a vicarious trip around the world this winter, and everyone is invited. The popular Travel Circle series returns for a new season, with different travel-related presentations each Saturday in January, February and March at rotating Metroparks locations.

Each week will feature a local resident presenting his or her world travel experiences, with photos. Each Saturday begins at 1 p.m. with an optional walk or ski, depending on the weather, followed by a speaker at 2:15 p.m. Admission is free and no reservations needed.

This year’s lineup of programs stretches from Africa to Argentina , Hawaii to a 1,000-mile bicycle adventure from Perrysburg to Maine . Programs, presenters and meeting locations include:

• January 7, The Party at the End of the World, Lodge at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark. Argentina 's many wonders, presented by Allison and Michael Holly;

• January 14, Desert Desserts to Dubai , Egypt and Petra , meeting room at Secor Metropark. Presented by a Judy Pfaffenberger;

• January 21, Hawaii , Maui and Oahu , Metroparks Hall at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. The Hawaiian Islands , presented by Tim Kreps; and

• January 28, From the Amazon River Basin to the Galapagos Islands, Metroparks Hall at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Presented by Rose and Andy Kandik.

For additional information on these exhibits, see www.naturephotocenter.com.


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