Beauty and Adventure in the Central Appalachians with Mark Hendricks

Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join photographer and environmentalist Mark Hendricks for an evening of stories and stunning photography featuring his newest book The Central Appalachians: Mountains of the Chesapeake. The oldest mountain range in the U.S., the Appalachians of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia are ancient, majestic, wild, and rich in biodiversity. Learn about rare species and ecosystems, adventures of an Appalachian thru-hiker (special guest Bill Minarik), conservation efforts, encounters with bobcat, black bear, the Eastern hellbender and other rare salamanders and sparring elk. 

Advance registration required // $5 per person or $12 for a group of three

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.


 Mark Hendricks is an award-winning photographer, writer and author working on environmental issues. His latest book, Central Appalachians: Mountains of the Chesapeake, hit the presses this spring.  A former marine mammal trainer, aquarist and animal rescuer, Hendricks turned to using his camera as a storytelling tool for conservation awareness.  His images and articles have been featured in National Geographic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Living Bird, Audubon and many others.  Mark is a faculty member at Towson University, where he serves as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, an adjunct in the Department of Biological Sciences and is co-director of the Animal Behavior Program.


Event address: 
Howard County Conservancy
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163
The Central Appalachians: Mountains of the Chesapeake By Mark Hendricks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780764367373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schiffer Publishing - February 28th, 2024