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Nature Speaker Series

March 5, 2015

From Birds to Bighorns, Larry Ditto- Wildlife Photographer

Visit Quinta Mazatlan on Thursday, March 5th at 6 pm to join Larry Ditto on his travels across the United States in search of wildlife in their native setting. Larry will share his professional photographs of everything from birds to bighorns. You'll be treated to photo tips, anecdotes on how to highlight your image and take good photos of animals on the move!

Larry Ditto resides in McAllen, Texas and has been a published nature photographer for over four decades...full time for 16 years. His photos appear regularly in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Birds & Blooms, Texas Highways, and Bird Watcher's Digest. In 2000, he won The Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest with his good friend Greg Lasley. Check out the coffee table books, Texas Wildlife Portfolio and Texas: A Photographic Journey for more of Larry's work.

Ditto's busy schedule includes leading nature photography workshops and instructional photo tours when he is not judging photography contests and advising landowners on establishing wildlife photography ranches. His outdoor career began with training as a wildlife biologist (BS degree from Texas A&M University in Wildlife Science). After that, Larry was a refuge manager in the National Wildlife Refuge System for 29 years. Take a look at his web site at to see galleries with thousands of photos and workshop schedule.

The Nature Lecture series takes place on Thursday evenings through April 2015 and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eve Associates. The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required.Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street.For more information please contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681- 3370 or visit


Upcoming Speaker Series Schedule 2014- 2015:


March 5: "From Birds to Bighorns", Larry Ditto, Photographer

March 12: Native Plant Talk and Sale, Mike Heep

March 19: Moon Over Mazatlan (advance tickets $100)

March 26: Songbird Stroll Stories, Erik Bruhnke


April 2: Owls, Mary Gustafson

April 9: Wildflowers, Carol Goolsby


Explore nature Thursday evenings with great speakers talking about everything from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley.

The educational series is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Thurmond Eye Associates.

Regular Schedule & Fees
Date: Thursday Evenings (October through April)
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fee: $3.00 Per Person
FREE with Membership

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