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Birds and Butterflies: The Amazing World of Color

May 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 16 • 6 – 7:30 pm
Leslie Botanical Classrooms
$35 | $28 WBG members

Have you ever wanted to get great photos of the different birds or butterflies that live in your backyard or local park? Then join us for this lecture where photographer Mike Matthews will share some of his many tips and techniques for getting great photos with your camera. 

He’ll show you how you can set up props for birds with a few simple steps and capture some amazing bird images right from your deck or backyard. He’ll discuss proper bird seed and native plants to enhance your opportunity to attract more variety of species of both birds and butterflies.

Things you will Learn: 

  • What is the best type of bird seed to attract the most birds.
  • How to set up natural looking props for capturing amazing bird photos.
  • What are the best types of plants to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your backyard.
  • What type of camera and lenses work the best.
  • How to alleviate distracting elements in your photos and get better images.  
  • The best times of day for photographing.

Instructor: Mike Matthews, Wildlife Photographer 




May 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leslie Botanical Classroom at WBG
1435 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206 United States