Birder/photographer to speak about book

Mike Yip, local birder, photographer, and author will give a presentation on his upcoming book Denman and Hornby Nature for local naturalists this Sunday.

Mike Yip, local birder, photographer, and author will give a presentation on his upcoming book Denman and Hornby Nature for local naturalists this Sunday.

Yip will speak during the regular monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society at 7 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.

Yip is a retired teacher who discovered birds and bird photography in 2003. He has since published three successful books, Vancouver Island Birds vol. 1-3 (2006, 2007, 2010). His work has supported environmental and educational programs worldwide.

The third volume, which came out in 2010, was supposed to be his last publication, however an encounter with the beauty and biodiversity of Denman and Hornby has resulted in a new book.

In addition to documenting island landscapes, birds, wildflowers and butterflies, this new book includes the undersea photography of Amanda Zielinski.

A partial prelude to this book can be found on Yip’s website at http://vancouverislandbirds.com/Journal357.html.

For more information on CVNS, visit  www.comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca.

— Comox Valley Naturalists Society

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