Benjamin Magro will lead a workshop on photographing nature Saturday, Sept.18, on the Georges River Land Trust’s Appleton Preserve, from 9 a.m. to noon. GRLT is organizing and sponsoring the workshop as part of its summer celebration of the St. George River watershed.

Magro’s photographic work is reproduced regularly in publications and widely exhibited. He is especially known for his on-site explorations of the environment and the people who live and work in it. For this workshop, he will demonstrate the different ways to see nature and how to tell a story about the river — the Appleton Preserve features a mile of St. George River frontage and a diversity of specific environments, including wetlands, meadows and woods.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants, and those wishing to register should call GRLT at 594-5166. Please bring a lunch or snack, water, camera and wear sturdy walking shoes. Participants will need a digital, film or point and shoot camera and have a working knowledge of the manual operation of their cameras prior to the session. Magro explains that this will greatly add to the creative control needed in taking photos. Confirmed participants are welcome to call Magro in advance of the workshop to answer questions about their particular camera manual functions.

The Appleton Preserve was acquired by GRLT in 2006 and is at the center of one of the Land Trust’s major conservation focus areas. It is open to the public and can be reached by driving north on Route 131 above Appleton Village. Turn right on Route 105 and park in the public lot beside the St. George River. For more information about this workshop or other activities of the Georges River Land Trust, visit, e-mail, or call 594-5166.