Janet Hug

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Industry Arts
Occupation Nature Photographer
Location Commerce Twp., Michigan, United States
Introduction I am an outdoors woman at heart who lives in Commerce Twp., MI., (just outside Detroit). My fascination with birds began at age eleven, when I saw my first Barn Swallow at summer camp on Lake Huron in Lexington, Michigan. Soon thereafter, the camera entered my life and I began documenting my love of birds and nature. Keeping a nature diary has been in my DNA from an early age. My mom wasn't too crazy about me scribbling on the wallpaper in my bedroom. She in turn, gave me a scrapbook to write down my thoughts. I am a Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter, I can be found watching for tornadic weather during severe weather events. I serve on the Oakland Audubon Society Board or Directors. I co-chair the Young Birders Club of the Oakland Audubon Society. I volunteer my time teaching and leading bird walks and talks at various venues. I provide nature photography presentations using the Bird Tales curriculum. I am one of eight kids to my Irish parents. I am married to Bruce, my very supportive husband of 29 years. We have a 24 year old daughter, who will be entering law school in the fall of 2014.
Interests Birding, Butterfly gardening, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, photography, sewing and paper arts. Boating and outdoor sports with my Labrador Retriever. I happen to love the piano. Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter. CTMH Scrapbooking products, Club Scrap kits.
Favorite Movies The Quiet Man, Rooster Cogburn, True Grit, Singing In The Rain, Animal House, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill A Mockingbird, Shawshank Redemption, Twelve O'Clock High, In Harm's Way, Blazing Saddles, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, South Pacific, The Music Man, Spamalot, Wicked.
Favorite Music Rock n Roll, Luciano Pavarotti, Phil Coulter, Motown
Favorite Books Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, Sibley Birding Books. Ann Rule, Nicholas Sparks.

What interested you as a kid? Did it become a lifelong passion? For me, yes, I became interested in birds and photography. Those two things have brought great joy and opened up a world of discovery throughout my life.