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Laguna Art League member Pat McGrath Avery will be displaying her photography at the Port Isabel Library throughout the month of March.

Avery, an author and photographer, focuses on nature photography, especially the beautiful birds that live in or visit the Rio Grande Valley. In the 1970s, she brought her parents down for the winter and fell in love with the Texas coast.

Now she is living her dream and spending her days with her fingers on her keyboard or with her camera in hand.

“The Rio Grande Valley is a photographer’s dream,” Avery said. “The diversity, natural beauty and culture blend into a unique setting. It’s easy to fall in love with the subjects I find. I am equally entranced by pelicans, roseate spoonbills, prickly pear cacti and yucca in bloom, and shrimp boats.”

Avery lived in Laguna Vista for 10 years before her recent move to Brownsville. She frequents the island, Boca Chica Beach, the shrimp boat yards and the area wildlife refuges, forever in search of the perfect shot.

Some of her favorite pelican and spoonbill shots will be among the photographs featured in the Port Isabel Library during the month of March. The display is free and is open to the public. It will remain in the library until March 31.

The library is located at 213 Yturria Street. For hours call the library at (956) 943-2265. Library displays is one of the projects of the Laguna Madre Art League. For more information on the Art League email Diana Franklin at dfranklin@rgv.rr.com.

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