2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017

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The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “Photographing Loess Hills Wildlife” with award-winning photojournalist Larry Myhre at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Admission will be free; a reception will follow. The event is planned as part of Loess Hills Prairie and Heritage Week.

The retired Sioux City Journal editor, outdoors editor and wildlife photographer will take the audience on an illustrated journey to meet some of the most memorable wildlife his camera has ever encountered in the Loess Hills and hear the stories behind the images.

"I love photographing wildlife,” says Myhre. “From the time I sold my first outdoors magazine article in 1967 a camera has been just as important to me in my outdoor pursuits as a fishing rod or gun.”

The photojournalist will begin his program with an introduction to the Loess Hills along Iowa’s western border. The Loess Hills were formed by windblown soils at the end of the last ice age. The fine soil known as “loess” is found other places in the world. However, Western Iowa and China claim the highest loess hills. Western Iowa’s Loess Hills comprise some 640,000 acres.

Myhre was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2016. He is affiliated with Outdoorsmen Productions, a publishing and TV production company headed by Gary Howey in Hartington, Neb. He’s co-host of the Outdoorsmen Adventures TV show and works with Howey on other outdoors promotion, including guiding, seminar presentations and public relations.

As a freelance writer, Myhre has published in numerous magazines, including Fur-Fish-Game, Fly Fisherman, Fins and Feathers, Outdoor Life, Iowa Game and Fish and Great Plains Game and Fish magazines. He has been an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America for more than 45 years and is a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers.