Profile: David J. Turan

I met David J.Turan where he works as General Manager, at the West Kortright Center in East Meredith, NY. With his background in Non- Profit fundraising and a passion for acting, directing, painting, photography, digital imagery and poetry, Turan and the center are a perfect match. He is also a co-founder of the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve in Stamford, NY which hosts the Andes Sprout Society Artist-In-Residence studio. He is on the Board of Directors of Performance Plus of Stamford, as well as the Drama Club Adviser for Stamford Central School and he spent many years working for The Nature Conservancy. Turan’s photos caught my attention and I asked him to collaborate with me in several upcoming projects including, my Kaatskill Life articles, my Rooting for Ideas blog and a possible future book on the making of a local garden. Here are a few of Turan’s photographs of some of our beautiful local native plants to tickle your pallet. If, like me you are starved for color at this time of year, you will enjoy the journey Turan takes us on as he follows his passion. Please note there will be a special section of his photos permanently on this blog under ‘Categories’, on the right side of the home page.

Beech catkins

Beech catkins

columbine

columbine

elderberry

elderberry

fiddle heads

fiddle heads

fireweed

fireweed

hobble bush- Viburnum lantanoides

hobble bush- Viburnum lantanoides

jewel weed

jewel weed

Flower of maple tree

Flower of maple tree

Milk Weed Seeds

Milk Weed Seeds

milkweed butterflies

milkweed butterflies

painted trillium

painted trillium

red elderberry

lilac- non native but still pretty!

wake robin trillium

wake robin trillium

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5 Responses to Profile: David J. Turan

  1. CINDY OWINGS says:

    What a treat this day of heavy snow and indoor-ness around the wood fire! Thanks.

  2. Joan Martorano says:

    Thanks for introducing us to David. Lovely photos.

  3. David J. Turan says:

    Thank You Don! I am honored.

  4. mkriegh says:

    Thanks for sharing these photos! Makes you long for spring! I will be doing a macro photography project this year on insects. I hope to generate some good images to share…

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