Tim Ernst set to appear at the Faulkner Co. Library Nov 17
Tim Ernst is set to appear at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler Street in Conway on TUESDAY, November 17th at 7:00 pm. Ernst will present a new slide lecture: Arkansas Wildlife. This NEW audio-visual program will come to life with moving photos and wonderful music that you really have to experience to believe. The program concludes with stunning images, set to music, from ARKANSAS WILDLIFE – his latest coffee table picture book.
The program will feature lions (mountain lion), and tigers (tiger swallowtail butterfly), and bears (lots of them), oh my! Feathered, furry, and slimy friends too are included. You’ll be inspired to get out and explore the natural beauty of Arkansas. The event is free and open to the public. It will be a great evening program for the whole family to enjoy.
Tim Ernst is Arkansas' Wilderness Photographer. He has been hiking, driving and crawling around the wonderful Ozark Mountains for most of his life, preserving the images he sees on film for everyone to enjoy. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of national, regional and local publications. Some of his credits include National Geographic, Audubon, Backpacker, Outside, Outdoor Photographer, American Hiker, Natural History, Country, Chevy Outdoors, and Arkansas Times magazines, Sierra Club and Hallmark calendars, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service maps and brochures, Readers Digest Books, and The New York Times. Much of his time these days is spent teaching digital photography workshops in the Buffalo River Wilderness.
Tim has also been a long-time outdoorsman and hiker. He founded and is the president of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association. He is also president of Friends of White Rock, the volunteer organization that has restored and re-opened the Lodge and cabins at White Rock Mountain in the Ozark National Forest. He has served on the board of the American Hiking Society (a past vice-Chair), the Arkansas Wilderness Steering Committee, was the Arkansas Coordinator for National Trails Day, Chairman of the Arkansas Trails Council, and serves as an advisor for the National Trails Symposium.
He has received many awards for his volunteer service, including the "Volunteer Of The Year" for the nation from the American Hiking Society. He also received a special award from the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service for his contribution of 10,000 hours of volunteer labor (now up to 15,000 hours), and has been to the White House in Washington twice to accept "Take Pride In America" awards. In 1995 he received the Henry Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service from then Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker.
His backpacking articles have appeared in numerous national publications, and he is the author of more than a dozen hiking trail guidebooks, including The Ozark Highlands Trail Guide, Buffalo River Hiking Trails, Arkansas Hiking Trails (which President Clinton wrote the foreword to), Buffalo River Hiking Trails, and the Ouachita Trail Guide. His newest guidebooks include the Arkansas Waterfalls Guidebook, which details more than 130 great waterfalls all over the state (published with color photos of each falls); and Arkansas Nature Lover's Guidebook, which details 101 great scenic locations all over the state.
Many collections of Tim's wilderness photographs have been published as coffee table picture books - Arkansas Portfolio: Twenty Years of Wilderness Photography (1994), Wilderness Reflections: An Intimate Look at Wild Places in America (1996), Buffalo River Wilderness (with watercolors by William McNamara, 1998), Arkansas Spring: Dogwoods, Waterfalls and Wildflowers (2000), Arkansas Wilderness: My Favorite Photos from the Natural State (2002), Arkansas Portfolio II: Spectacular New Images from The Natural State (2005), Buffalo River Dreams (2006), Arkansas Waterfalls: Scenic Icons of the Natural State, and his newest Arkansas Landscapes.
Tim has been writing his popular online Cloudland Cabin Journal since 1998. In more than 1,000 pages so far he details life in the wilderness, and has readers from all over the world that check in daily to see what he is up to. You can read about the adventures that go into creating his many publications, and see hundreds of great photos too..
Tim ‘s newest coffee table picture book Arkansas Wildlife features 124 stunning photographs of wildlife (80 different species). The book also includes interesting facts about each species. Colorful, amusing, beautiful. The perfect gift for anyone who loves life, wild or otherwise! Books will be for sale at the event for those interested.
For more information on the program please contact Sarah at the Faulkner County Library, 501-327-7482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.