Travel the country through the lens of professional photographer Larry Ditto during the McAllen Nature Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center.

Ditto is a McAllen nature photographer whose focus is on South Texas and northeast Mexico for most of his subject matter. He is a past winner of the Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photography Contest and his photos have been on the cover of Texas Parks & Wildlife, Birder’s World and Wild Bird among many others.

The program titled “Travel the Country While Enjoying an Instructional Photo Tour” will be of interest to both photographer and non-photographer.

The program fee is $3 per person and no advance registration is required. Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center is located at 600 Sunset in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street, east of the McAllen Grand Plaza Hotel. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com