March 5, 2021 - The next meeting of the Mariposa Photo Club features flora and fauna and how your photos can help the scientific community. It will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 P.M. and is available to the public. The link is: https://zoom.us/j/96708513667?pwd=aGFibWpPNlZFazdVQXZUREZlOCtiZz09.
Sean Werle, retired underwater photographer and scientist, will be the guest speaker. Werle moved from Massachusetts to California just a few years ago. He found retirement gave him more time to seek out butterflies, dragonflies, wildflowers, etc. and photograph them. He records the location and time and uploads the info and photo to various websites.
Werle will be speaking to the Mariposa Photography Club about some of the ways that photographers can contribute to valuable citizen science efforts by using their photographs. Specifically, he will talk about (and demonstrate) contributing to BAMONA (Butterflies and Moths of North America), Odonata Central (dragonflies and damselflies), Calflora (plants), and eBird. These are valuable projects building huge databases of verified biological sitings, and they provide great incentives for nature photographers to "go hunting" and know that their photographs will contribute more than just beauty to the world.
The Mariposa Photo Club meets monthly via Zoom and hopes to move back to in person meetings later in the year. You can check out their Facebook page at Mariposa Photo Club Group. Low-cost memberships are available through their website at mariposaphotoclub.com.
They welcome anyone who loves photography, from beginners to experts. After the monthly presentation, club members can participate in a photo share for a soft critique.Source: Mariposa Photo Club