Northern Lights Gallery is pleased to present the work of Sharon Beals, author and photographer of Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them. Beals’ images of nest and eggs specimens dating from the 1800s to present day have been published in Scientific American and American Photo, which named Nests one of the best nature photo books of 2011. Her photographs were purchased by the State Department and are in Embassies and private collections around the world. “I was drawn to photograph a few of these nests, collected long ago, simply for their form or the color of the eggs, only to discover that they had been built by a member of a species now so rare that we cannot be alarmed enough at their endangered status.” Along with Beals’ stunning nest images is a revolving exhibition of Maine First Nations basket makers, birch bark artists Sierra Henries and Kimberly Callas, and complex Sgraffito bird and marine life sculpture in porcelain by Tim Christensen. The exhibition runs through July 23. Northern Lights Fine Art Gallery is located at 33 Main Street in Belfast. For more information call 207-338-3088.