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?
West Chicago Outing – August 2021
Dixon Waterfowl Refuge Outing – July 2021
Leroy Oakes Outing – June 2021
From there we headed just up the hill to the historic barns of Leroy Oakes. Always great subjects to photograph.
Our next stop was a prairie with a guided tour by Jack Shuba, a surprise treat! The prairie had been planted in the 70’s by a high school teacher and his students and even today, it is still in great condition. There were many prairie flowers for us to enjoy and photograph
Lilacia Park Outing – May 2021
Eggers Grove Outing – April 2021
As a follow up to our April program: Crusin’ Calumet – Eggers Grove in April.
Eggers is a unique habitat, combining dry, wooded ridges where spring wildflowers thrive with long, narrow wetlands filled with sedges, marsh grasses, emergent forbs and waterfowl. Eggers is also considered a birding hotspot.
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.