CAMDEN – Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host an online Zoom presentation titled Exploring Nature in Peru’s Cloud Forests and Amazon Rainforest at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 with the Camden Public Library. Roger Rittmaster, Land Trust board member, retired endocrinologist, and avid nature photographer will lead the talk.

Late last year Rittmaster spent four weeks photographing wildlife in the Cloud Forests and Amazon Rainforests of southeast Peru. He photographed over 800 species of insects, birds, mammals, and other wildlife, uploading the images to iNaturalist to share with other natural history enthusiasts. In this presentation, he will discuss the places and creatures he photographed in this area of the tropics.

Rittmaster moved to Maine 11 years ago to pursue his hobbies: natural history, land conservation and woodworking. Shortly after moving to Maine, he authored the book, “Butterflies Up Close – a guide to butterfly photography.” He is a Maine Master Naturalist, former chair of the Camden Conservation Commission, and serves on the Board of Coastal Mountains Land Trust. When asked about what areas of natural history interest him the most, he replied, “Anything that has DNA.”

Visit the “What’s Happening” adults events calendar at librarycamden.org to register for a Zoom link to attend this webinar. The presentation platform is limited to those who get an invitation from the library.