Mark Hedden featured at Key West Tropical Forest’s Speaker Series

Photo by Nancy Klingener

KEY WEST, Florida Keys – The Key West Botanical Garden Society presents Mark Hedden, writer, photographer and semi professional bird watcher on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 1pm  in the Toppino Nature Chapel at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden.    Mark’s subject is: “South of Southernmost”, a photo project which focused on wildlife and environs of Ballast Key, a once private island that has now been incorporated into the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Mark Hedden is a photographer, writer, and semi-professional birdwatcher. He has lived in Key West for more than 30 years and he is currently the Executive Director of the Florida Keys Audubon Society. He also writes the Wild Things column, largely about birds, for Key West Weekly.  His photography work tends to focus on nightscapes, wildlife documentation, and street photography.  He did shoot a wedding once and has almost recovered.  His work has appeared in several local and national journals and publications, including New York Times, BirdWatching, Birding, and Birder’s World.

The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island, Key West.   Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.  The event will also be recorded and available after this date on the Garden’s website.   For more information go to or call 305-296-1504.

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