Bluffton, S.C. (January 30, 2014) – As part of its ongoing monthly lecture series, Hampton Lake will host award winning local photographer Robert Rommel for a lecture and slide presentation about South Carolina Lowcountry birds. His photographs have been published in numerous magazines and books and he has have received awards in national and international competitions. He conducts nature photography workshops. The lecture is Wednesday, February 5th at 11:00AM at the Lakehouse at Hampton Lake, Bluffton, SC.

“We’re looking forward to Robert Rommel’s lecture. It will be an introduction to bird watching while highlighting South Carolina Lowcountry birds with examples of his stunning photographs. This lecture will appeal to nature lovers, birders, and photographers of all ages,” said Catherine Guscio, Director of Fun Hampton Lake.

Rommel is a wildlife and nature photographer based out of Bluffton, SC. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University and attended the University of Michigan for graduate education in Ecology. Education about nature has been a part of his life since early childhood and to this day he still spends time studying the wildlife and ecosystems he photographs. His photographs have been published in numerous magazines and books and he has received awards in national and international competitions. He has taught at various levels, including community groups, children, undergraduate and graduate-level classes.

The event is free and open to the public. Following the lecture and book signing, guests are invited to enjoy lunch at Backwater Bill’s, the community’s lakefront restaurant 11:30am to 2:30pm (credit card only). Call (843) 836-7475 for reservations. For reservations for the lecture, email Catherine Guscio or call (843) 836-7463.

Hampton Lake
Hampton Lake is a private lake community in Bluffton, S.C., comprising more than 900 acres. The community is a Reed Development project with 165-acres of freshwater lake and 340-acres of nature preserve. Built around the concept of connecting family and nature in a fun way, Hampton Lake offers open spaces, miles of trails and boardwalks, activity centers, pools, beaches, dining, and parks, all uniquely intertwined and interconnected. Also, the National Home Builders Association honored Hampton Lake by naming it “Best Community in America!” Its Lakeside Village was also selected as the “Best Community Facility in America!” in 2007.

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