Speaker: Dave Might, Exhibit Artist, Cincinnati Museum Center
Description: If you have visited the Cincinnati Museum Center, you have probably seen some of Dave’s work on exhibit. In addition to preparing many of our local wildlife taxidermy mounts, he also helped prepare Ipuh, our Sumatran rhino from the Cincinnati Zoo – one of the biggest jobs he’s ever done! Join us for our May program and learn how the methods of taxidermy of birds and animals for museum collections and educational exhibits have evolved and changed over time.
Fascinated with nature from a very early age, Dave started experimenting with taxidermy in junior high and attended Miami University (Ohio), majoring in Zoology and taking art classes. He graduated with a BA in Zoology in 1984. He began work at the Hefner Zoology Museum at MU as an undergraduate in 1982, preparing bird study skin specimens, doing taxidermy and illustration, and creating exhibits. His taxidermy and art skills landed him a position at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History (now Cincinnati Museum Center) where he works in the exhibits department. Dave also creates natural history models and does taxidermy for individuals, nature centers, park systems, and other museums.
Audubon programs are held on the third Monday of the month (not including January, July, August or December). We meet at 7:00 p.m. for light refreshments, with the program beginning at 7:30. We meet at the Winton Woods visitor center, located at 10245 Winton Road. To reach the visitor center from I-275, take the Winton Road exit, and go south. Just before the lake, turn right into the park. From the Ronald Reagan Highway, take the Winton Road North exit, and turn right into the park just after the lake.
Note that a Park District auto sticker is required – $3.00 daily or $10.00 annual for Hamilton County residents, or $5.00 daily or $14.00 annual for non-residents.