Augusta Liddic/The Daily TimesAnimas Elementary School on Thursday, March 7, 2013.processed by IntelliTune on 07032013   142905with script _New Nice
Augusta Liddic/The Daily Times Animas Elementary School on Thursday, March 7, 2013. processed by IntelliTune on 07032013 142905 with script _New Nice Image-CTP (Augusta Liddic)
FARMINGTON — On bright, sunny days it is not uncommon to see people aiming their cameras at a duck paddling on the river near Animas and Berg Parks and hoping for the perfect shot.

Throughout the month of March, the Riverside Nature Center will be displaying the results of some of those photographers' work.

The nature center, located off Browning Parkway, is part of the Farmington Museum System.

Museum director Bart Wilsey said the annual photo show has been going on for at least eight years. He said each year features photos from 30 to 40 different artists. Each artist can submit as many photos as they like.

The nature center has limited room to display photos, but Wilsey said they haven't yet run out of space.

"People submit the best of their best," Wilsey said.

Wilsey said a lot of the photos are of wildlife. He said the nature center exists in a large part for the wildlife, so those photos complement the center's purpose.

Almost every year someone brings in a picture of a bald eagle, Wilsey said.

While the majority of the photos submitted this year do feature wildlife, there are photos depicting other aspects of the park. For instance, Dean Howard submitted a photo of a Native American dancer taking part in the Indian Market at Berg Park.

Another picture features a couple walking down one of the tree-lined trails in the park. The picture, submitted by Sue Christensen, has a golden glow about it and is entitled "Evening Stroll.



Other photos show different scenes around the veterans' memorial. In one, a miniature horse and its owner look at one of the eagle sculptures there.

Some artists choose to submit a photo series, Wilsey said.

The photo show started at the end of February and will continue through mid-April. A reception will be held on March 17 at 2 p.m.

Although March 17 is St. Patrick's Day, Wilsey said the reception won't include any themes or activities related to that celebration. However, he said the grass may be turning green.

Hannah Grover may be reached at; 505-564-4652. Follow her on Twitter @hmgrover