PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: DSLR 101

Saturday, August 4, 10:00 to Noon

In this workshop, Diana Thornton will show you how to get your DSLR camera out of auto mode! Topics include essential everyday controls and settings, the Exposure Triangle (aperture/shutter Speed/ISO), lenses and how they affect your exposure, depth of field and composition, file types/sizes, white balance, composition and developing your “eye”. Program is an outside photo walk, weather permitting. Instruction will not be camera or brand specific. Bring camera, charged batteries, memory card, extra lenses, walking shoes, and bug spray. Program limited to 6 students. Members, $10, non-members $15. Register by August 3. 

SUMMER SMART LANDSCAPES: CREATING GARDENS THAT THRIVE IN SUMMER HEAT!

Saturday, August 4, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Does your garden fade in the summer? Learn wise maintenance and landscaping practices to conserve resources and energy and create eco-friendly home landscapes that reduce summer maintenance needs, and native plant species that strengthen local biodiversity in this program with Pearl River County Extension Agent Dr. Eddie Smith and Arboretum Director Pat Drackett. Reservations requested. Free for members; non-members $5. Register by August 3.

SUMMER NATIVE PLANT FIELD WALK

Saturday, August 25 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Join Arboretum director Pat Drackett on an early morning field walk to explore what is currently blooming in the Savanna Exhibit and pitcher plant bog. Plants for wildlife, and landscape uses, will be discussed along the journey. Bring your camera and dress for walking.  Members free; non-members $5. Please register by August 24.