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For more than 70 years, the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station has been providing facilities and support for researchers from around the world. Situated on the shores of Lake Sasajewun in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park, the non-profit organization has been the base for many long-term research projects in the park, including one of the longest-running turtle studies in the world.
Through a unique contest, you could have the chance to stay at the station this fall, learn more about wildlife and research in the park, and hone your field photography skills.
The guided expedition for two people comes courtesy of local photographer and naturalist Robin Tapley, Tim Winegard of the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, and Gregg McLachlan of WorkCabin.
“With everything that I do, I try to maintain a constant awareness of the fragility of the environment,” says Robin who, in addition to his work with AWRS, also teaches at Georgian College and Fanshawe College and runs local wildlife programs at Port Cunnington Lodge, Deerhurst Resort and the JW Marriott.
It’s all of our responsibility so that all of us can drive into the park and there still is one there to see. Our job is to help people develop an appreciation for it and maybe they will help in some way or another.
Robin Tapley, photographer and naturalist
If you’ve never seen Robin’s stunning photography, some of it is on display at Two Horse Gallery on Huntsville’s Main Street. There you can also make a donation to the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station and, in exchange for every $10 donated, get a ballot to enter to win the guided expedition for two. Also up for grabs in the contest is a large-scale reproduction of one of Robin’s photos.
And if you’re unfamiliar with the work being done at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, check out their Facebook page for photos and profiles on some of the researchers and their work.
The two-night three-day workshop from September 30 to October 2 will “illustrate how to plan your photography outings so that you can capture the colours of fall like never before. From early morning canoe rides to photographs of our iconic loons to evening ridge-hikes for panoramas and canopy shots, this workshop will illustrate a variety of approaches to capturing stunning fall photographs.” Make a donation and get your ballots at Two Horse Gallery or online at algonquinwrs.ca. Don’t wait – the contest closes next week with the draw on September 3.
The AWRS is an organization that Two Horse Gallery is happy to support. “I really appreciate what Robin does,” says gallery co-owner Anne MacDonald. “We love his photography and thought it would be a good fit for the gallery. A lot of people who stop in here have been to Algonquin Park or are here for that type of experience. I think the work the research station is doing is so valuable and we just want to help.”
Two Horse Gallery launched in 2013 and moved to downtown Huntsville in 2015 where it shares space with Christmas Tyme. The gallery showcases the works of local and guest artists. Learn more at twohorsegallery.com.