I average about two dozen speaking gigs annually, virtually all of them using PowerPoint and lush imagery. Topics include photography, including specialties such as birds and macrophotography; many facets of botany and native plants, insects and especially how they tie into the big ecological picture, talks about Ohio and its varied habitats, the Great Lakes, butterflies and moths, and many other topics. Please feel free to contact me about speaking to your group by emailing Jim McCormac at: [email protected]

2020 Speaking Engagements, Tours, and Photo Workshops

February 3, 2020: Westbridge Camera Club. Photographing Insects. Columbus, Ohio.

February 9, 2020: Orchid Imagery! A feast of orchids at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Photo Workshop. Cleveland, Ohio.

March 1, 2020: Wildflower Association of Michigan, annual meeting. Grassland Birds: Then and Now. East Lansing, Michigan.

March 4, 2020: Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference. Keynote. Mysterious Moths: The Darker Side of Butterflies. Columbus, Ohio.

March 7, 2020: Adams County Amish Bird Symposium. Sparrows in Ohio. West Union, Ohio.

March 18, 2020: Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society. Bird Photography. Happy Days Lodge, Peninsula, Ohio.

March 28, 2020: Licking County Master Gardener's annual conference. A Romp Through Ohio's Flora and Fauna. Newark, Ohio.

April 14-17, 2020: Waterfalls, Wildflowers and more! Photo Workshop. Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania.

April 23, 2020: Wildflower Walk/Photo Workshop. Medina, Ohio.

April 27-May 2, 2020: New River Birding & Nature Festival. Lead daily forays, and speak. Fayetteville, West Virginia.

May 4-8, 2020: A River Runs Through. Epic photography workshop! Fayetteville, West Virginia.

May 23-26, 2020: Natural History Foray in the Wilds of Northern Michigan. NettieBay Lodge, Hawks, Michigan.

June 7-10, 2020: Spring Splendor along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo Workshop. Little Switzerland, North Carolina.

June 12-13, 2020: Master Naturalists of West Virginia, Canaan Valley Chapter, annual conference. Deliver three programs, and lead field trips. Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center. Davis, West Virginia.

July 17-19, 2020: Midwest Native Plant Conference. Give program on Warblers and Botany, lead field trips. Beavercreek, Ohio.

July 24, 2020: Prairies at their Peak! Photo Workshop. Dayton, Ohio.

July 31-August 2, 2020: Moth-Stock! A weekend of moths and mothing, in a moth-rich wildlands. Details to come.

August 14-16, 2020: Wildflowers, Butterflies and Caterpillars. An incredibly diverse Photo Workshop in the midst of Ohio's greatest wilderness. Shawnee State Park, Friendship, Ohio.

October 9-13, 2020: Fall Color Magic. A Photo Workshop in the midst of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Munising, Michigan.