Welcome to Mayslake Nature Study &

Photography Club

Capturing Nature’s Beauty

Next Meeting – October 3rd at 7 pm

Program:  “My View of the Zoo and Nature”

By Jim Schulz, the Staff Photographer of the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

Location: Fullersburg Woods Meeting Building – The new tdmporary home of MNSPC!

  • Jim will convey his building of relationships with the Animal Ambassadors at the zoo and how he allows them to provide him with what he feels best represents their individuality. Each Animal Ambassador is a unique individual and has so much to offer, and Jim watches and tries to capture those emotions and special moments and lets them speak for themselves.
  • Jim started at the Chicago Zoological Society located at Brookfield Zoo as a Volunteer Photographer in early 1987. His desire when starting was to eventually become an Animal Care Specialist and leave the field of Photography. Over the next few years he worked at Trailside Nature Museum raising orphaned and injured Wildlife with the hopes of rereleasing back to the wild. He also worked as a Vet Assistant at Oak Park Animal Hospital, and also as a seasonal in the Zoo’s animal nutrition dept preparing diets for and delivering them to the designated buildings.

  • There will be an online Zoom meeting for MNSPC members only. Registration information will be mailed to members via club email.

Future Meetings

  • November 7th : “Abstracting Nature in a Photograph” by Hank Erdmana, Locatio: In-person at Fullersburg Woods Office Building.
  • November 21st – Print and Digital Compettion, Location: In-person at Fullersburg Woods Office Building.


What We Offer

What We Offer





We meet the first Monday of every month throughout the whole year, and then 4 times a year, competition is held on the third Monday of the Month. We meet the whole year, not stopping for the summer months as some other Club will do.  View our scheduled meetings and events in our calendar

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