Reptile and photography workshops set

Get up close and personal with some of On­tario’s amazing reptilian fauna at a workshop at the Arboretum at the University of Guelph with guest naturalist Jeff Hatha­way on Oct. 16 from 9am to 4pm.

It is designed to improve identification skills and learn about the natural history of Ontario’s snakes, turtles, and lizards. Conservation issues will also be discussed. Parti­cipants will have the opportu­nity to handle a variety of live specimens. 

The deadline for regis­tra­tion is Oct. 2 and the regis­tration is $75. For more infor­mation or to register call The Arboretum at 824-4120 extension 52358 or email arbor­

There will be a digital nature photography workshop at The Arboretum for those new to digital photography.

Taken some digital photo­graphs but are looking to get more out of your camera? The workshop can help people take their digital camera to new levels. The Arboretum’s half-day Beginner’s Digital Photo­graphy will teach participants how their digicam works, how to get the most out of it by ad­justing from the auto settings, and what they can do with pictures once they have got them on the computer.  Guest facili­tator Jon Brierley will lead the workshop on Oct. 17  from 9am to noon.

The fee is $55.

To register call The Arbore­tum at 824-4120 extension 52358. The registration dead­line Oct. 2.