“I hope my work honors all creatures regardless of size or recognition.” — Jim Roetzel
Wherever you go, birds are all around. Sometimes they are fleeting flashes of bright color. Other times they capture our attention, dazzling us with their singing, their variety, and their feats of endurance. As neighbors who share our spaces, they can be charming—or annoying. Artists are attracted to their beauty. For park scientists, studying birds is a way to measure the health of our environment. What comes to your mind when you think about birds?
People and Birds
Wings and Voices of the Cuyahoga: How Birds Connect Us is a traveling exhibit presented by Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners and the National Park Service. Through the masterful bird photography of Jim Roetzel, it explores the relationships between people and nature. Jim strives to reveal the beauty in the common and the wonder in the world just beyond our doorstep. He finds photography one of the most powerful ways to share the spirit of natural places.
Traveling Exhibit Schedule
Upcoming 2022 venues include Akron-Summit County Main Library, Summit County Courthouse, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, and Cuyahoga Community College.
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Earth Day turned 50 on April 22, 2020. What do birds tell us about the state of our environment? This slideshow of images by Jim Roetzel explores conservation successes and emerging challenges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.
Meet Jim Roetzel
“You have to be out in the wild almost every day to be good at this. Being outside matters most. The camera is just a way to share my walks with others.”
Last updated: September 20, 2021