Many CAS members will enjoy the event described below. We’ll organize a carpool down to MDC’s Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City and do a bit of birding afterward. The carpool will leave the AC commuter lot at 11:15 a.m. (bring a lunch or eat early) to arrive on time for the noon start. The presentations will take 2-3 hours. We had originally planned to bird Runge after the presentation, but the trails at Runge will be closed that day for a managed deer hunt. We may find an alternate location to do an hour or so of birding on the way back to Columbia. We plan to arrive back in Columbia no later than 5:00 p.m.

Contact trip leader Eric Reuter with any questions.

The following content was provided by Bill Palmer:

“Friends of Eagle Bluffs Photography Group” will sponsor noted outdoor photographer, Tim Ernst, who will present two programs at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Nature Center, Jefferson City, MO. The first will be at 12:00 noon on November 9, 2019 with the second immediately following. Tim has been hiking, driving, and crawling around the wonderful Ozark Mountains for most of his life, preserving the images he sees for everyone to enjoy. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of national, regional, and local publications. Some of his credits include National Geographic, Audubon, Backpacker, Outside, Outdoor Photographer, American Hiker, Natural History, Country, Chevy Outdoors, and Arkansas Times magazines, Sierra Club and Hallmark calendars, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service maps and brochures, Readers Digest Books, and The New York Times. Tim has published 19 books featuring his photographs and unique writing style.

Tim’s first presentation will be photographs from his 2015 book, A RARE QUALITY OF LIGHT: 40 Years Of Wilderness Photography. The program includes photos from the wilderness and scenic areas all over the United States from Alaska to Florida, Hawaii to Maine, plus Canada and Iceland.

The second program is brand new featuring recent photographs from Tim’s upcoming picture book, ARKANSAS SPLENDOR.

A large selection of picture books, guidebooks, 2020 scenic calendars, and a selection of his special Black Mat Prints will be available before and after each program. Tim will be available to sign books and photographs.

Mark your calendars now for Tim’s first presentation in central Missouri. The programs are free and open to the public.