Welcome to Mayslake Nature Study &

Photography Club

Capturing Nature’s Beauty

Next Meeting – May 3rd at 7pm

Program: Hidden Prairie: Photographing Life in One Square Meter

Presented By: Chris Helzer

  • Chris will share photos and stories from his 2018 project in which he tried to photograph as much beauty and diversity as he could from within a single square meter of prairie. In addition to documenting a wide diversity of plants and animals, the project also produced a surprising number of fascinating stories and experiences. The project was intended to help highlight the diversity of prairies but it also ended up inspiring Chris in ways he didn’t expect. Since the completion of the project, it has been turned into a book called “Hidden Prairie: Photographing Life in One Square Meter” and is the subject of an upcoming museum exhibit at the University of Nebraska’s State Museum. 

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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