An upcoming virtual photo exhibition will highlight birds and other wildlife in recently restored and expanded areas along the shoreline of Lake Onondaga.

“Onondaga Lake: A Common Good Where Birds and Humans Thrive” will be held on Saturday, March 6th, from 10 am to 11 am. The exhibition is free of charge, but registration at act.audubon.org/a/olcc-photo-exhibit is required.

The exhibition features 30 photos of waterfowl, songbirds, birds of prey, butterflies and much more by Cheryl Lloyd, John DeNicola, Joe Fratianni, Nancy Becerra, Steve Ratliff, David Monaghan, Greg Craybas, Joe Carey, Steve Edgerly, Donald Florczyk and Marcia Bower, Carrie Bush, Phillip Bonn, Pete Andrusyszyn and K. Alice Lindsay. Some of the photographers will also share the stories behind their photographs. Other speakers will talk about restoring the wetlands on the lake’s shoreline, as well as the best settings on the lake for viewing bald eagles and waterfowl. A virtual silent auction will follow the exhibition to raise funds for the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps.

“Since its inception in 2012, hundreds of community volunteers have joined the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps as Onondaga Lake environmental officers,” said Chris Lajewski, Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps program director, in a press release. “The Corps is a growing organization of community volunteers contributing to restoration projects that are creating or improving the wildlife habitat in the Onondaga Lake watershed. The Corps aims to inspire future administrators of Lake Onondaga and its watershed through a hands-on, experience-based program that enables citizens and organizations to participate in activities that help restore and maintain Lake Onondaga and its value as an important bird sanctuary . ”