Hunting Birds with a Camera: How William Finley and Herman Bohlman Used Photography to Save Oregon’s Birds
The Oregon Historical Society is proud to present a retrospective on the work of early twentieth century nature photographers William L. Finley, Irene Finley, and Herman T. Bohlman. Scaling trees, fording rivers, and braving Oregon’s most rugged landscapes, they went to almost any lengths to capture Oregon’s birds on film. Their photographs and tireless dedication to education captivated the public and helped lead to the creation of the state’s first wildlife refuges, laying the foundation for Oregon’s legacy as a leader in conservation. Join us for a night of adventure and laughter as we explore the rarely seen, behind-the-scenes photographs and recapture the spirit of Finley’s long beloved public programs.
May 12, 2017
4pm – 5:30pm
William L. Finley Wildlife Refuge, Cabell Lodge parking lot
The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge was named for the famous conservationist and photographer of the same name. Join USFWS staff and volunteers on an evening discovery outing while looking for the very species Finley and Bohlman captured and described in their photographs, writings and talks. We'll finish just in time for you to enjoy a picnic meal out at the Tyee Winery bonfire event that night, just down the road. And the walk will set the stage for the Saturday evening event discussing the fascinating history and legacy of William L. Finley and Herman Bohlman - conservation leaders without whom we might not have this special wildlife refuge right out our backdoor.
Ability Accommodation Information
This event provides the following accommodations:
- Handicap Accessible