Roger Rittmaster photography of wildlife in the cloud forests and Amazon rainforests

Coastal Mountains Nature talk: Exploring Nature in Peru’s Cloud Forests and Amazon Rainforest

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Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host an online Zoom presentation titled Exploring Nature in Peru’s Cloud Forests and Amazon Rainforest, Thursday, February 10, at 6 p.m., with the Camden Public Library. Join this participants for this educational and informative online talk by Roger Rittmaster, Land Trust Board member, retired endocrinologist, and avid nature photographer.

Late last year Rittmaster spent four weeks photographing wildlife in the cloud forests and Amazon rainforests of southeast Peru. He photographed over 800 species of insects, birds, mammals, and other wildlife, uploading the images to iNaturalist to share with other natural history enthusiasts. In this presentation, he will take you on a tour of the places and creatures he photographed in this area of the tropics.

Please visit the “What’s Happening” adults events calendar at to register for a Zoom link to attend this webinar. The presentation platform is limited to those who get an invitation from the library.

Rittmaster moved to Maine eleven years ago to pursue his hobbies (natural history, land conservation and woodworking). Shortly after moving to Maine, he authored the book, Butterflies Up Close – a guide to butterfly photography.

Rittmaster is a Maine Master Naturalist, former chair of the Camden Conservation Commission, and serves on the Board of Coastal Mountains Land Trust. When asked about what areas of natural history interest him the most, he replied, “Anything that has DNA.”


Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust manages over 13,000 acres and maintains over 50 miles of permanent trails for public access.

The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a monthly education series hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Walks and talks explore the natural history of Midcoast Maine, helping educate the public about environment issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore the outdoors.

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Thu, 02/10/2022 - 6:00pm

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