Jim Amon

             

Bloodroot by Jim Amon

An Exhibition of Photographs:

Plants and Animals Native to the Sourlands by Jim Amon

Opening: January 5 through February 15, 2019 

Open Weekends 1:00– 4:00 p.m.                                 

Museum and Exhibit Admission Free

Camera in hand, Jim Amon heads to the Sourlands whenever he can.  Amon, a resident of Lambertville, has a deep and long connection with the Sourlands.  In 2005, upon retiring after thirty years as Executive Director of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission, he became the Director of Stewardship for the D&R Greenway.  Upon retiring from the Greenway, he served on the Board of Directors of the Sourland Conservancy.  For the last five years, the Conservancy has been publishing “Seeing the Sourlands,” Amon’s monthly photo/essays on the plants and animals that can be found in the Sourlands, as an eNewsletter feature.  This series has been widely praised.

“The East Amwell Historical Society show brings two of my great passions together,” Amon said.  “I think that it is important for people to realize the ecological value of native plants, but also to realize that they are every bit as beautiful as exotics from foreign lands that are promoted for your home landscape.   Stalking butterflies with my camera, posing native wildflowers with formal black backgrounds, and always being alert for the special beauty of the natural world brings me great pleasure.”

This exhibit is sponsored by the East Amwell Museum and the Sourland Conservancy.