Contact: Jennifer Wolff
Contact: Colleen Sorbera, 718-318-4340
On Sunday, January 9, photographer Johann Schumacher will share his talents and knowledge with visitors at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The program begins at 2:15 PM and concludes at 4 PM. There will be an indoor presentation followed up with an outdoor segment. Visitors will bring their own cameras and brave the elements to learn about getting the perfect nature shot.
Johann Schumacher is a graphic designer and nature photographer who works from his home in Queens, New York. He appreciates the bare bones of winter, spending hours upon hours observing wildlife and snapping photos. "I enjoy the cold very much," he said with a smile. "The winter is far more appealing to me than any other season because it is a season of survival."
Schumacher's photography credits include American Scientist, Audubon, Birder's World, The New York Times, National Geographic, Natural History, the magazine National Park Service and many others.
Visitors must bring their own cameras and should dress for the weather. Since snow is predicted for Friday, call the Wildlife Refuge before leaving for the event to make sure it is open. The Visitor Center number is 718-318-4340.
Did You Know?
Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.