Art and Recreation in Sint Maarten, Art Exhibition
With original works of the guide “Saint-Martin as the crow flies”
Tuesday night, the gallery opened its doors to Tropismes original works nicely with a little guide called “Saint-Martin as the crow flies.” And it was during the evening dedication that visitors could participate in an artistic discovery of natural wealth of the island, along with the author of the book, Marie-Estelle Neighbours Wünschendorff.
“St. Martin in Flight of Birds” is a small book that gives you itchy feet and stimulates the appetite of a discovery of many natural resources of the island, bird life (which means all bird species in a given region). His goal: “to know to better protect”. Some fifty species are described in this “Discovery Guide”, all associated with many drawings in pastel, ink or watercolor. And to make these paintings, she explains that she has served include photographs. The exhibition features original works therefore the manual. The one finds among other things, sugar, mockers, frigates, boobies, hummingbirds, seagulls, herons and pelicans. And after the phase of didactic guide, readers can move on to phase playful. He is then asked to arm themselves with a good pair of shoes, binoculars, patience and for this work from the observation sites proposed and described with detailed maps.
The author, Marie-Estelle Wünschendorff Neighbours, after studying biology and ecology and functions in research centers and consulting firms, has always had a passion for protecting and managing wildlife. By becoming a teacher, is communication and the desire for trade and information on nature conservation, with residents and tourists of the island, which became one of its objectives. So a good tool for the charm of Saint-Martin deceive residents and visitors and lasts a long time, through this meeting with its winged inhabitants, each more beautiful and exciting than others.
This guide was produced with the support of the Natural Reserve of Saint Martin and the Conservatoire du Littoral. The book is priced at € 17.90 at the Natural Reserve (Anse Marcel), bookstores, boutiques hotels (French side) and the Hall of NBD in Grand-Case.
(Source: st martin week)