The Plainfield library is truly 1 of the best around. They always have amazing local stuff exhibited and for the next few weeks they’ll be exhibiting MY STUFF! So if you want to get a look at 36 wildlife shots I’ve taken recently in the Plainfield City area IN LARGE FORMAT go on down there. It’s in the lower level in the Anne Louise Davis Room. Thanks to Larry Quirk, Dan Damon and Bruce Zehnle for championing my photos and to Sarah Hull and everyone at the library who made my shots look so great!
Here's the blurb I wrote for the exhibit....
Plainfield City Wildlife
People have a certain notion when they think of New Jersey just as New Jerseyans have a certain preconception when they think of Plainfield. But you and I are members of the club that is in the know about this town. It is such an amazing place, from its incredible people, diverse culture, history and wildlife. Yes. You read that right – WILDLIFE. Plainfield has amazingly beautiful and diverse wildlife; something that long ago vanished from many of the towns that surround us.
ALL OF THE PHOTOS ON THESE WALLS WERE TAKEN INSIDE PLAINFIELD CITY LIMITS.
From the thriving Plainfield fox population to the rebounding bobcat in the north of the state, New Jersey and Plainfield are urban/population-dense paragons for the United States and the world that demonstrate that rewilding your backyard is not only possible but a proven, successful strategy for reinstating and fostering wildlife. This is the wildlife living in our town. We CAN help it flourish.