Summer showcase of birds around us

The exhibition, “For the Love of Birds,” mostly consists of images taken at North Carolina state parks, trails and beaches. The images were shot by Rebecca Tatterson on a Canon EOS Digital camera using a Tamron 150-600 mm lens.

“For the Love of Birds” will be displayed in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery into August.

These colorful, authentic photographs of birds are available to view in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, on the second floor of the main campus library, through Aug. 18. A reception is scheduled for June 26 at 3 p.m. in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery.

Tatterson is an electronic resources librarian for ECU Academic Library Services.

“By sharing birds through photography, I hope to inspire people to notice the diversity of this species that exists everywhere around us,” Tatterson said in her exhibit statement.

Tatterson, whose interest in birds grew when she lived on a farm in Greene County, has used E-bird, a citizen science tool used to document bird species and log checklists of bird sightings. She now considers herself a “birder” and takes time whenever possible to observe birds in their natural surroundings.

Other exhibits in the library that recently opened and have summer themes include summer postcards, campus photography scenes and student orientation history on the first floor, and pups in the park on the third floor for a unique journey through state parks from the perspective of Penelope the dog.