Local photographer John Metzler visits Matthaei-Nichols often and in every season. One of his favorite photographic subjects is birds. John has a real talent for discovering the details in nature: leaves, feathers, branches, water, movement. In this series of photographs of birds at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, John captures the grace and beauty of our avian visitors. 
For a great fall day adventure, check out the trails at Matthaei and the Arboretum to catch sight of the many birds that are starting to migrate back south—and some that like to stay all year.
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