Gallery show with 21 other photographers…including Craig Blacklock, Jay Steinke, Layne Kennedy. Gallery owners, John Gregor (also of Cold Snap Photography) and Val Doherty were kind enough to include me with this amazing line up of photographers…To quote Wayne’s World, “I’m not worthy!”

Each photographer was asked to pick one photo from one of their favorite Lake Superior locations…My favorite place on Lake Superior in winter is wherever there is accumulated ice——whether sea caves studded with stalactites in the Apostles, or ice-encased cliff-clinging spruces at Tettegouche, or surreal blue shards jumbled up on Brighton Beach as in this photo.
Waterfront Gallery
Two Harbors, MN
September 24-November 5, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday September 24th, 3-5pm

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OWLS TO ORCHIDS—Magic & Mystery in our Northern Bogs
Audubon Center of the Northwoods, Dinner by the Lake
Sandstone, MN
Saturday October 22, 2011

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OWLS TO ORCHIDS—Magic & Mystery in our Northern Bogs
Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Bloomington, MN
Thursday October 27, 2011

7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies

7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker

Are bogs really dark, dank, mosquito-infested swamps? Birders know better and through Sparky’s HD video and still images we’ll explore our northern Black Spruce and Tamarack Bogs! Meet the bird that grows snowshoes, the devious orchid that outsmarts bumblebees, and the death-defying frog. The stars of the show will be some cooperative Great Gray Owls and Northern Hawk Owl families caught on HD video.

Sparky Stensaas is an author, naturalist, photographer, publisher, writer. He is the longtime compiler for the Sax-Zim Bog CBC. Sparky’s latest venture is Friends of Sax-Zim Bog ( a non-profit aimed at educating the public about the natural history of bogs and dedicated to creating a Sax-Zim Welcome Center.

Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington. Take Hwy 494 to 34th Ave. Go south to American Blvd; turn left and go 2 blocks. Center will be on your right.

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Duluth Audubon
Duluth, MN
January 12, 2012

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