Prairie Flowers and More – A Photo Walking TourThursday, July 21,[masked]:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Meet at the northern most entrance of the conservancy on Pheasant Branch Road Guide: Michael Knapstein, Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy board member and 35 year veteran photographer.
Whether you are an amateur or esteemed photo enthusiast, you'll enjoy this walking tour with international award-winning
nature and landscape photographer Michael Knapstein. His
photo tips and suggestions will help you get the best images possible
-- just in time for the Friends of Pheasant Branch Photo
Contest! Learn more about the contest at www.pheasantbranch.
org and about Michael at www.knapsteinphotography.com
ROUTE: I emailed some questions to the photographer leading the walk, Michael Knapstein. Here is the route he plans. There is no shade on this prairie route which may be a problem if it's hot: " I will start off near the North parking lot so everyone can capture the prairie flowers. I'll do a quick introduction to the area, point out my favorite photo locations and give a few suggestions. We'll probably spend the first 30 minutes or more on the North end. Then we'll walk East toward Frederick's Hill. There we may split into two group -- some people may feel up to walking up the hill, others may not. Those who don't want to walk up the hill may go down to the springs area. Then we can walk through the prairie back to the North lot."
PARKING: The North parking lot has room for only about 15 to 20 vehicles. We have 30 rsvp's (25 members + 5 guests). Add to that the people from outside our group who will be attending means there won't be nearly enough parking spaces. Michael suggest some of us park in other lots or the Copp's lot and car pool to the North lot. Or there is a large parking lot in the Orchid Heights area at the East end of the park. People could walk from there. However, the extra walking could be a problem in the heat. Maybe I should have capped our rsvp's at 10 but didn't think of the parking or heat problems.