LET'S PHOTOGRAPH STARVED ROCK!!! SHOOT THE WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS AND WATERFALLS!!! COME ON OUT AND JOIN US, "NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER'S MEETUP," FOR AN AMAZING DAY OF PHOTOGRAPHY!!!
Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock and flowing waterfalls in the Park's 18 canyons!!!
WHEN: 5/24/14 AT 8:30AM
WHERE: Our group will meet at the main lodge (2668 E 875th Rd.,Oglesby, IL 61348) for coffee at 8:30 and leave for the canyons at 9:00am.
*RAIN DATE: will be the next day!!! Sunday May 25TH!!!
*DATE WILL BE CHANGED TO SUNDAY MAY 25TH IF SATURDAY IS FORECASTED TO BE STORMY! YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED ON FRIDAY BY EMAIL IF ANY CHANGES, BUT REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CHECK OUR SITE FOR ANY POSSIBLE CHANGES TO OUR MEETUPS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE!
DETAILS OF AREA:
Painting the landscape with a brilliant palette of color, the wildflower meadows of Starved Rock State Park are simply stunning to view. Home to over two hundred varieties of wildflowers, the fields continually delight visitors while at the same time playing an important role in the balance of the ecosystem. Each week the wildflowers that blanket the forest floor and the wide open meadows change the color and scenery of the park.
Native to a particular area, wildflowers are plants than have not been cultivated or modified by human intervention. Wildflower meadows offer a home to animal species that feed on the blooming plants or on other wildlife that inhabit the fields. Nectar producing flowers attract honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies. The larvae of the butterfly and the moth graze on the plant’s leaves. Birds and small mammals survive from the resources they find in the thick fragrant meadows.
The native wildflowers and wild animals are becoming increasingly rare. These plants, that offer so much to the earth’s biodiversity, are now threatened with extinction. So, reap the pleasures and enjoy the ever changing beauty of Starved Rock’s protected meadows, forests, and canyons!!!
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