Naturalizing on the Trail with Dudley Edmondson

Thursday, April 14 – 7:30 pm

Part of the 2022 SHTA Webinar Series

The SHT traverses the rocky ridgeline of the North Shore of Lake Superior taking you through the diverse landscape of the boreal forest. From ephemeral spring wildflowers to migrating waterfowl and songbirds, and the abundant lichen and moss, the SHT gives easy access into the natural world.

Join local author and photographer Dudley Edmondson to learn more about how you can slow down and take in all that nature has to offer along the trail corridor. He will cover birding and spring wildflower identification on the Superior Hiking Trail.

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About the Presenter
As a Photographer, Author, Filmmaker and Presenter, Dudley Edmondson’s career has spanned 32 years and offered him the opportunity to capture the beauty of nature and our world through his lens. His photographic work and adventure travels have taken him to so many amazing places from the Arctic Circle of Alaska to the Bahamas. Through presentations in galleries, national and international publications and more, Mr. Edmonson can share his work with a larger audience, something of significant importance to him personally.

As a young man, Dudley Edmondson discovered the power of nature and its ability to heal both the mind and body. This led Mr. Edmondson on a lifelong path to follow his passion and instill his love and knowledge of the outdoors in others and inspire a personal understanding and respect for everything nature offers. Mr. Edmondson has collaborated with numerous communities across the county to help urban youth, and youth of color, experience nature and the beauty of the outdoors.

Mr. Edmondson was one of the first to highlight the involvement of African Americans in the public lands system. Unsatisfied with the representation of people of color among those in his outdoor pursuits, he created a set of Outdoor Role Models for the African American community by writing his landmark book, Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places (Adventure Keen Publications, 2006). In 2021, Mr. Edmondson created a photography and film exhibit called “Northern Waters,” for the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. He is currently working on a number of new book and film projects.