Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Derby Reach Regional Park
*This walk is open to the first 9 people who register. We will be practicing physical distancing measures.
Join us for a walk through the forest where we will discover not only the colours of the late summer flora but listen to the sounds of the forest and hopefully see some of the birds that are either resident or migrating at the time of year. Please bring a camera and tripod if you have one or just a cell phone. Also if you intend to photograph, a sheet of 12”x12” kitchen silver foil will be good to bring along.
Bring water in a reusable bottle and sun protection if needed – and please bring an open mind as we delve into the practice of Forest Bathing. Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is simply spending time outdoors under the canopy of trees. In Japanese, “shinrin” means forest and “yoku” means bath, or immersing oneself in the forest and soaking in the atmosphere through the senses”
John Gordon was involved in community newspapers from 1983 until 2011. His professional photography career began on Vancouver Island at the Campbell River Courier/Upper Islander before making the move to the Lower Mainland in 1989. For over 20 years he was staff photographer for the Langley Times. Based in Cloverdale, his work can be seen throughout the Lower Mainland. Articles and photography have also been featured in Photo Life and Birders World and numerous Parks Canada campaigns.
Awards include, 2 Kodak Gallery Awards, a Fuji Masterpiece Award and a coveted Nikon Digital Imaging Award as well as 30 national and provincial newspaper awards.
His first book Langley Familiar Places: Familiar Scenes published in 2004 sold 3000 copies. A follow-up book The Langleys was published in Nov 2008 sold 2000 copies. It was reprinted in 2018 and has sold a further 2000 copies, both are now sold out. John also gives presentations throughout the Lower Mainland for the Fraser Valley Regional Library. John’s blog which features bird photography has just surpassed 450,000 visits. He also leads photographic workshops and offers personal tuition.