BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Aullwood’s 2016 Winter Speaker Series, All About Birds: Conservation, Education and Recreation, will feature programs that focus on our native birds and why and how we protect them, learn more about them and go outdoors to watch them.
These informative Sunday afternoon programs will be presented by a variety of interesting speakers. The last of this year’s series will be held Feb 28. Programs will begin at 2:30 p.m. (Center). Admission is $5/adult and $3/child, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free. Call (937) 890-7360 for more information. Read more on Aullwood’s website www.aullwood.org.
February 28, 2016 – A Tale of a Tail: The Story of a Red-tailed Hawk Family
This Winter Speakers Series Program will be held on Sunday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m. with Ray Mueller – Nature Photographer. (Center)
Adult Red-Tailed Hawks are beautiful birds with a bright, rusty red tail and are often seen soaring high over the Ohio landscape. This bird is one of Ohio’s most common birds of prey. Ray Mueller, a local nature photographer, recently worked with his 93 year old mother Zoe Mueller to write and photographically illustrate a new book titled ‘A Tale of a Tail.’
In this program Mueller will share his fascinating story about observing and photographing a family of Red-tailed Hawks who took up residence in a Black Locust tree in his neighborhood. He will illustrate his program with many beautiful images from his observations of the family and how his enthusiasm led him to work with his mother to create his book.
From an early age Ray Mueller began developing a deep appreciation for the intrinsic beauty and value of nature. Shortly after settling in Dayton in 1991 after a military transfer, he attended an adult education class on photography. Mueller has found a way to express his inner self and his love for the natural world through his photography.
Mueller’s book, ‘A Tale of a Tail,’ has 250 photographs, two illustrations, and over 110 pages that weaves an enchanting story that is educational and delightful. Mueller will have his book available for sale after his program.