NMSU civil engineering professor Nirmala Khandan’s photos will be featured in the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum arts corridor from Aug. 18 through Dec. 3. The opening reception, which is free to the public and includes refreshments, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24. The show features 32 images by the Las Cruces photographer that capture a variety of birds in their natural habitats. Some of the birds are residents of the region and some are migrants. Khandan’s photographs aim to bring awareness of the diversity and beauty of the local avian life, as well as the importance of habitat. The museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road. For more information visit http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/.