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‘Picturing Our Natural Heritage exhibit opens July 26 at IMNH

July 24, 2007
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“Picturing Our Natural Heritage,” a new exhibition in the Seasonal Gallery of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. The Museum will feature free admission from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day so the public can help celebrate the new exhibit.

This exhibit features the exceptional photography of four local Idaho naturalists accompanied by kiosks and panels focusing on understanding nature including habitat, ecosystems, and biodiversity.The photographers featured are Cleve Davis of Fort Hall and Ray Laible, Dick Anderson, and Ruth Moorhead of Pocatello. Their selected works include wonderful images of wildlife, plants, and landscapes of the Intermountain West. Cleve B. Davis is an avid outdoorsman and outdoor photographer from Fort Hall, Idaho. He is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and is dedicated to the conservation of the natural world and the culture of the Shoshone and Bannock people.

Dick Anderson is a member of the Idaho Native Plant Society and has been taking photos since 1952 when he enlisted in the Navy and was trained at the Navy School of Photography. His special photographic skill is close-up photography, or macro photography, and he primarily focuses on plants, flowers, and birds.

Ruth Moorhead was raised in St. Helena, California and has been taking photos for over 40 years. Wanting to share the renowned beauty of nature is a driving force in her life, and she often leads birding and botany outings throughout eastern Idaho.

Ray Laible is retired after 32 years as a psychologist. His interest in photography has developed over the last 12 years as he followed the reintroduction of wolves into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He has traveled the world and but prefers Yellowstone for its unique landscape and the wonderful opportunities it presents for wildlife viewing and photography.

For more information about the Idaho Museum of Natural History, please contact Teresa Nelson at (208) 282-2603 or nelstere@isu.edu.


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