Welcome to Mayslake Nature Study &

Photography Club

Capturing Nature’s Beauty

Next Meeting – October 4th at 7pm

Program: Hidden Natural Treasures of Illinois

By: Chris Benda, “Illinois Botanizer”

  • Illinois is large and biologically diverse with many pristine natural areas located across the state.  Join botanist Chris Benda for a tour of the unique natural areas and rare plants that can be found in the 14 different natural divisions in Illinois.  This program will highlight places you never knew existed, with emphasis on the plants and animals of Illinois.
  • Chris Benda is a botanist and past president of the Illinois Native Plant Society (2015-2016).  Currently, he works as a Researcher at Southern Illinois University, where he coordinates the Plants of Concern Southern Illinois Program and teaches The Flora of Southern Illinois.  Besides working at SIU, he conducts botanical fieldwork around the world, teaches a variety of classes at The Morton Arboretum and leads nature tours for Camp Ondessonk.
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    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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