Mayslake Nature Study & Photography Club outings are a great way to have fun shooting, see new places, ask advice of other photographers and share your images on the MNSPC Flickr site. We also share stories while enjoying food and drink. Why not join us?

Illinois Beach State Park Outing
Awesome sunrise! Awesome shelf ice! Shelf ice is a floating mat of ice, but unlike a pond or a small lake that freezes over, the shelf is not a uniform sheet of ice. Created by the wind and waves, the shelf ice is a jumble of ice chunks, pushed onto each other. It is as if you took a pile of rubble and pushed up against a wall.
7 MNSPC members braved the cold to get up at 4am and travel to Illinois Beach State Park to capture the last of the shelf ice before the warmer weather hit.