Thursday, August 20, 2015

Upcoming Event - Photography at the Peterson Natural Area (Wednesday 26 August 2015)

If you are looking for something to do next Wednesday (26 August), join me and some other nature photography buffs at the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's Peterson Natural Area for a photography outing.  This is not a formal workshop, but rather an informal chance to get together and take photographs with other nature lovers.  It's a great opportunity to learn what techniques and equipment other photographers use to get their shots.  Participants are invited to share some of their photos on the CWC's social media pages where a winning photograph will be selected.  This is also a good opportunity to learn more about some of the wildflowers that are currently blooming.  This event is free, but participants are asked to register here so we know how many people to expect.  If anyone in the Mt. Pleasant area would like to go, but lacks a ride, let me know and I may be able to provide one.

Peterson Natural Area is located in Mecosta County near the intersections of Angling Road and 180th Avenue.  The property is approximately 79 acres in size and consists mainly of former farm field with small areas of woodland.  A stream runs through the center of the property.  Peterson Natural Area is a great place to see (and photograph) some of our spectacular late-summer wildflowers. 

Here are a couple photographs that I took at Peterson during a trip last August.

Apple tree, Joe-pye Weed, and goldenrod
Joe-pye Weed


Horsemint or Dotted Monarda
Katydid on Joe-pye Weed

Cut-leaf Coneflower and Joe-pye Weed

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