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Cook County Forest Preserve Hosts Photo Meet-Ups

Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington is one of the locations for the meet-ups.

 

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is hosting a new series of photo meet-ups designed for photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to experts.

Whether you’re using an advanced SLR camera, a point and shoot or a smart phone, photographing nature scenes and subjects can be both rewarding and challenging.

The series will take place at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at one of the District’s six nature centers, or a nearby location selected for its photography potential.

Each gathering will feature a Forest Preserve District naturalist leading a brief tour of the area, highlighting interesting and unusual plants, scenic vistas, and locations frequented by wildlife. During and after the tour, photographers can capture images and share tips and suggestions for getting the best shot.

Photographers are then encouraged to share their photos with the District’s Flickr group - http://www.flickr.com/groups/fpdcc/.

The first event of the year will take place on Jan. 26, 2013 at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, located at 9800 S. 104th Avenue in Willow Springs. Photographers should meet at the Nature Center at 10 a.m.

A complete list of hosting Nature Centers for each month is below. The exact locations for each event will be determined by the naturalists to ensure optimal photography conditions. Check the website or call the Nature Centers to find out the meeting location each month.

 

January 26

Little Red School House

9800 S. Willow Spring Rd., Willow Springs

708-839-6897

 

February 23

River Trail Nature Center

3120 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook

847-824-8360

 

March 23

Crabtree Nature Center

Palatine Rd. 1 mile west of Barrington Rd.

847-381-6592

 

April 27          

River Trail Nature Center

3120 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook

847-824-8360

 

May 25

Trailside Museum

Chicago and Thatcher, River Forest

708-366-6530

 

June 22

Crabtree Nature Center

Palatine Rd. 1 mile west of Barrington Rd.

847-381-6592

 

July 27

Sand Ridge Nature Center

15891 Paxton Ave., South Holland

708-868-0606

 

August 24

Little Red School House

9800 S. Willow Spring Rd., Willow Springs

708-839-6897

 

September 28

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

630-257-2045

 

October 26

Sand Ridge Nature Center

15891 Paxton Ave., South Holland

708-868-0606

 

November 23

Trailside Museum

Chicago and Thatcher, River Forest

708-366-6530

 

December 28

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

630-257-2045

 

Information from Cook County Forest Preserve District. 

Dennis January 05, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Hey, that is a great idea! I have 12,000 plus on Flickr, a thousand more would be no problem.. While I am their I can search for some POT that might have been missed during the big bust some years ago. You know, where the only people arrested were to Hispanic farmers and no one else got caught.. Need a new net in Cook County, the holes are to big in the old one.. I wonder (and worry) how many other "Preserves" have an unlimited wealth of plant growth for the underprivileged! I believe that each and every garden center that Cook County runs should have dog walks by the Sheriffs department every year, make that three times a year and more dogs.. Maybe Pit Bulls can be trained to retrieve the farm workers and maybe a REAL criminal in charge of the site... Who knows, maybe I just had a good idea, prevent rather that stubble across crime...

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