Experiences with Tyler Christensen
FoHVOS is so excited to have Tyler leading these informative activities at Baldpate Mountain & Mount Rose Preserve.
May 5
Photographing Nature - Digital Photography Class
9 am - 12 pm
Registration required- $20 Members, $25 Non-Member
Led by photographer Tyler Christensen, this 2-part workshop targets novice and amateur photographers who wish to improve their nature photographing skills. An indoor presentation covers concepts like shooting modes, composition, depth of field, shutter speed, aperture and rule of thirds. Followed by a hike on Baldpate Mountain to apply these concepts, practicing different techniques and shooting subjects as a group. Participants will need a digital camera with a manual shooting mode, (whether point-and-shoot or digital SLR) it's recommended you review how to access controls prior to the class. If you are unsure if your camera has these capabilities please contact us for assistance at info@fohvos.org
June 2
Beginner Birder Workshop on National Trials Day
8 am - 11am
Registration required- $20 Members, $25 Non-Member

During the indoor presentation Tyler Christensen will instruct beginner birders on selecting and using gear, such as optics, a field guide or bird ID application and how to begin recognizing major groups and common bird species. The birders will then head outdoors to find birds using field references on Baldpate Mountain. The workshop is cosponsored with the Washington Crossing Audubon Society.
September 22
Birding Hike at Mount Rose Preserve
8:30 am
Registration required- $5 Members, $10 Non-Member

Grab your binoculars and join this early morning bird hike with FoHVOS Land Stewards; Tyler Christensen and Beth Craighead on the first day of fall on the Forest Trail at Mount Rose Preserve. This newly acquired preserve provides a variety of habitats for a number of interesting bird species. Our focus will be on identifying winter migrant and resident birds that are found at the preserve.
Mount Rose Preserve  is owned and managed by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, Hopewell Township and Mercer County. It was preserved in partnership with the following additional organizations: Hopewell Valley Citizens Group Inc., NJ Green Acres Program, Stony Brook Millstone-Watershed Association, Lawrence Hopewell Trail, Hopewell Borough, Pennington Borough, Friends of Princeton Open Space, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Lawrence Township and Princeton.
Tyler Christensen
Tyler is an accomplished nature photographer, his photos featuring New Jersey's rare wildlife and habitats have been featured in numerous books and publications. His a FoHVOS land steward and conducts wildlife surveys and ecological monitoring on our preserves. He is also a licensed bird bander, conducting research on owls, hummingbirds and songbirds from New Jersey to Costa Rica. He s the director of the non-profit Wild Bird Research Group and a board member of Washington Crossing Audubon Society and the owner of Piedmont Ecological Services, LLC.
Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space
(609) 730-1560