Al Erickson is a 40 year resident of nearby Bethlehem, Connecticut. His association with the Audubon Center Bent of the River started in early 2008. Al began a walking regimen for health purposes on the Bent’s 700 acres, and enjoyed seeing the many birds which inhabited the property. Al is the first person to say local staff at the Bent was most helpful in identifying what he had seen, but probably were not very impressed with his photography. Over time his interest in both birds and bird photography has grown, and eventually, as he says, so did the size of his cameras.
In the past, his photos have been shown to directly benefit: Connecticut Landmarks Historic Homes, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, and Audubon Center Bent of the River. A selection of his works was recently on display, for several months, at the New Morning market in Woodbury, also in support of Audubon, and a follow-up show for Charlotte Hungerford Hospital auxiliary is scheduled for March 2018. His last appearance at Southbury Library was in February 2016 when his birding photographs accompanied the national tour of the Nation Audubon Society’s 2015 Photographic Awards. A percentage of all photographic sales generated by this exhibit will go directly to the Audubon Center Bent of the River, in Southbury, Connecticut.
The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturday 9:30am to 4:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm.