Featured art and Artist for 2017

“Migration Madness"

~ Our Featured Art ~

 

Migration magic is experienced throughout the avian world leaving us marveling at the stamina, path-finding ability, and tenacity of these mad creatures. One of the most amazing is the rufous hummingbird. Measured by body size, the rufous makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world. Traveling clockwise up the Pacific coast in winter/spring, to Pacific Northwest and Alaska, heading south again in July following the Rocky Mountains, his excellent memory for location helps it find flowers and feeders from day to day and year to year. This feisty little bird will chase away all comers to his perceived territory. No wonder we're taken with his talents. Join us this year as we celebrate all migrations including the birders who travel the country in search of feathered migrants. Join the madness.

Our contributing artist:

       Deedy Gregg


      Artist, Deedy Gregg was a longtime resident of the Verde Valley in central Arizona, having grown up in Sedona, AZ in the early 1950s and '60s.  Interested in art at a young age, she pursued portrait drawing in her teens and over the years, has honed her skills to include realistic drawings of wildlife and birds.  She works exclusively in graphite and colored pencils.  To contact her, email  deedy847@gmail.com

 

 

Mission: The Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival provides a unique recreational experience to anyone interested in the natural world and fosters awareness of the importance of habitat for the enrichment of all life in the Verde Valley.
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