Dinner will be provided by our chapter chef, Tim Smith. Tickets are $10 per person and, beginning May 1st, may be purchased in advance at Wild Birds Unlimited and Native Nurseries. They will also be available at the March and April program meetings. If you wish to buy your ticket at the dinner, please call Tim at (850) 933-5979 and make a reservation. If you need directions or have other questions, call Kathleen Carr at (850) 322-7910.
Reinier Munguia is our guest speaker. He is a commercial and nature photographer with a strong education and conservation vision. His work has appeared in several publications including textbooks and magazines. His passion for nature led him to become an advocate for causes related to the protection of species. Educating people about nature has become his most important goal. He reaches thousands of people every year through his nature presentations in schools and nature events.
In the past year, Reinier has also taken the role of Vice-president of education for the Lake Region Audubon, where he has been doing multiple presentations as well as leading conservation and outreach programs. Over the year he has presented at large nature and photography events such as the Space Coast Birding Festival , The Big "O", and the First Coast Nature & Photo Festival among others.
Wanting to explore more of that natural world has led Reinier to lead photography & birding trips though the United States, as well as other countries including Costa Rica, Ecuador and Puerto Rico. As the President and teacher of the Polk County Camera Club for the past 5 years, he has been educating amateur photographers not only in the proper use of their equipment but also in the ability to self- evaluate their work.
Reinier has spent the last 20 years documenting wildlife and their struggles with still photography, but has recently added filmmaking to his arsenal of educating material. Filmmaking allows him to send the conservation message across by captivating the audience with action packed natural history footage.