From member Hilary Sanders:
This coming Tuesday 16th May our speaker is Mark Turner ofTurner Photographics.
Our meetings are open to visitors at no charge. We meet at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594 54A St, Ladner, (Just down from the Landing Pub off Ladner Trunk Road) Doors open at 7 - speaker starts at 7:30.
The North Cascades, a wild and rugged region in northern Washington, is home to hundreds of species of wildflowers. Some live in the moist forests on the western slopes while others survive tough conditions and a very short growing season high in the alpine zone. Still others live on the drier eastern slopes of the mountains.
Enjoy photographs of about 100 of the showiest and most interesting plants found in the North Cascades, both in and outside the North Cascades National Park.
Mark Turner is a freelance editorial photographer specializing in botanical subjects, especially Northwest wildflowers and gardens. He photographs extensively for books and magazines both in gardens and in a wide range of native plant environments.
Mark is the photographer of the award-winning Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest and Bellingham Impressions. His latest book, with co-author Ellen Kuhlmann, is Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, published by Timber Press in 2014.
Mark lives in Bellingham, Washington where he also runs a successful portrait business.