During March and April, photographer Alan Peterson will be displaying his show, “Wetland Wildlife of the Redwood Coast.” Shows at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center featuring local art and photography are sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh. The Interpretive Center is located at 569 South G Street in Arcata and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday between 1 and 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 826-2359.
“I developed a love of nature at a young age while exploring the Bay Area’s regional parks. I have long aspired to share the cherished moments that come from spending time in the wilderness. After studying film at California College of the Arts, I moved to Humboldt County and was immediately captivated by the robust biodiversity and gorgeous wildlife in the coastal wetlands, rivers, fields, and forests. Over the years, I have been filming and photographing the animals of Arcata Marsh, the Humboldt County lagoons, and other wild areas on California’s North Coast, while sharing my documentation online and in galleries. Many of the animals on display in this show are ones that I’ve come to know on an individual basis while observing them over several weeks to learn their daily activity cycles and favorite feeding spots.”