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Photo Club Meeting: South Africa Trip by Ken Scheepers

  • May 18, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Hagerman NWR Visitor Center, 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75092

Join us for the May meeting of the Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Club. Photo club members, guests, and visitors are welcome to attend meetings. Ken Scheepers will give a presentation about his South Africa Trip.

Ken Scheeper's presentation will be of his recent 8-week, 6,451-mile trip across South Africa, where he was fortunate to have photographed 172 bird species. Ken will present a slide show of the photographs, beginning with an overview and context of where he traveled to, the gear he used, and answer any questions the members may have during the presentation.

Ken Scheepers

About Ken Scheepers

A native of South Africa, Ken came to the USA in 1985 following and extensive 2 1/2-year adventure on a sailboat, sailing some 34,000 miles that began at the age of 28 back in 1982, and is proud to have become a Naturalized Citizen in 2006.

I have lived in North Central Texas ever since 1985, and currently my home for the past 23 years is Flower Mound, Texas with my wife, Gail.

Now retired from working in the Electrical and HVAC industries all my life, the twilight years were the most rewarding as my only task was to help institutional clients improve their HVAC systems efficiency, saving millions of dollars.

My hobbies have included gardening, racing dirt bikes, building and flying RC model airplanes and helicopters, building, driving and competing as a professional drag racer in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) from 2000 – 2009, followed by road coarse racing with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) to 2018. After the racing, traveling here in the US and abroad, photography, and maintaining our home is what I enjoy.

It was while on one of our 2021 RV trips which happened to be up on Lake Texoma is where I “found” the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge and joined the Friends of Hagerman Photo Club.

Since 2013 when I used my brother’s Nikon D7000 DSLR camera while on a trip to South Africa, photography has become my passion. I have attended multiple photography workshops, learned a lot, and over the years, gravitated to birds and wildlife, landscape and astro photography, in that order.


For questions about the photo club, contact:

Lisa Wilkins, Photo Club Leader

Email FOHphotoclub@gmail.com

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Events and activities hosted by the Friends of Hagerman are funded by donations and powered solely by volunteers.  There are no fees for admission to the refuge or parking; the refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092


Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.

Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

See you at the refuge!

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