|Published: November 14, 2012|
Backyard Birds of Worcester: Photo Show
After spending most of his adult life in New York City, Worcester native, Ed Chandler, returned home and began noticing the nature of the city with new eyes and a new sense of appreciation.
Through his camera lens, Ed captures the everyday beauty of his Worcester backyard – the common birds; the uncommon birds becoming more common (such as the Red-bellied woodpecker which is now a year-round resident); the plants and trees; and the mammals.
“As a photographer, it’s fun to go to faraway places and take exotic photos,” says Ed, “but people are most interested in, and eager to learn about, what’s close to them.”
With the Backyard Birds of Worcester photo show, Ed will share with us his journey into “everyday” nature and photography; his ongoing observations of birds; his attempts to outwit the squirrels at his feeders (“For the record,” states Ed, “the squirrels are winning.”); and he will demonstrate simple feeders you can make at home.
Also on display at the opening will be works of art depicting scenes from Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, painted and drawn by students from Saint Peter-Marian High School.
The photos will remain on display until mid-January.