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Open, informal group for the appreciation of nature and wildflowers. Also for birders, butterfly lovers, and folks concerned about declining numbers of bees. We'll take field-trips to see wildflowers in nature, in gardens, and in nurseries. In winter, we'll meet for coffee or cocktails.

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Photogenic Wildflowers - Walk #5: Foxglove Beardtongue

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Photogenic Wildflowers: A series of short walks along area nature trails featuring one particularly photogenic wildflower; however, we’ll be observing a number of other blooming species that you may also wish to photograph during each outing. Each walk will afford all participating photographers ample time to capture images of the targeted species. I’m hoping those joining me will be a mix of wildflower enthusiasts as well as camera-carrying photography enthusiasts, all of whom are yearning to view seasonal wildflowers.

This outing is the fifth of eight in this series of themed wildflower walks.

Each walk will last approximately 2 hours.

Here’s a sampling of tips from a variety of expert photographers on how to capture the best images of wildflowers:
· 10 Tips for Stunning Wildflower Photos
· 9 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers with Point and Shoot Camera
· 8 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers
· A Guide to Getting Great Wildflower Photos
· Tips on Taking Better Wildflower Photos
· The Definitive Guide to Photographing Wildflowers

We will stroll along the ~0.3-mile Green Trail at Veterans Memorial Park to view this striking wildflower and its many blooms per plant: Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis). We may also encounter these native blooming beauties: Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium), Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana), and Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia).

Learn more about Foxglove Beardtongue in my post published on 6/12/2021 on my blog, Curious By Nature, that is part of my weekly series entitled "What Wildflower Begins Blooming This Week?"

Photogenic Wildflowers - Walk #6: Canada Lily

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Photogenic Wildflowers: A series of short walks along area nature trails featuring one particularly photogenic wildflower; however, we’ll be observing a number of other blooming species that you may also wish to photograph during each outing. Each walk will afford all participating photographers ample time to capture images of the targeted species. I’m hoping those joining me will be a mix of wildflower enthusiasts as well as camera-carrying photography enthusiasts, all of whom are yearning to view seasonal wildflowers.

This outing is the sixth of eight in this series of themed wildflower walks.

Each walk will last approximately 2 hours.

Here’s a sampling of tips from a variety of expert photographers on how to capture the best images of wildflowers:
· 10 Tips for Stunning Wildflower Photos
· 9 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers with Point and Shoot Camera
· 8 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers
· A Guide to Getting Great Wildflower Photos
· Tips on Taking Better Wildflower Photos
· The Definitive Guide to Photographing Wildflowers

We will stroll along the 1825 Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Clute’s Dry Dock (~1.5 miles roundtrip) at Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve in search of (hopefully) the varied structural display of blooms as well as both color variants of this spectacular native lily: Canada Lily (Lilium canadense). We may also encounter these blooming beauties – American Basswood (Tilia americana var. americana) and Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) – along with Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine), a non-native upland species of orchid.

Learn more about Canada Lily in my post published on 7/10/2021 on my blog, Curious By Nature, that is part of my weekly series entitled "What Wildflower Begins Blooming This Week?"

Photogenic Wildflowers - Walk #7: Cardinal Flower

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Photogenic Wildflowers: A series of short walks along area nature trails featuring one particularly photogenic wildflower; however, we’ll be observing a number of other blooming species that you may also wish to photograph during each outing. Each walk will afford all participating photographers ample time to capture images of the targeted species. I’m hoping those joining me will be a mix of wildflower enthusiasts as well as camera-carrying photography enthusiasts, all of whom are yearning to view seasonal wildflowers.

This outing is the seventh of eight in this series of themed wildflower walks.

Each walk will last approximately 2 hours.

Here’s a sampling of tips from a variety of expert photographers on how to capture the best images of wildflowers:
· 10 Tips for Stunning Wildflower Photos
· 9 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers with Point and Shoot Camera
· 8 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers
· A Guide to Getting Great Wildflower Photos
· Tips on Taking Better Wildflower Photos
· The Definitive Guide to Photographing Wildflowers

We will stroll along Hawkwood Trail to just beyond the first bridge (<0.25 mile roundtrip) at Anchor Diamond Park at Hawkwood to view these brilliantly colored unique blooms: Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis). You’ll want to use your closeup lenses to fully appreciate the intricate parts of this flower’s blooms. We may also encounter these native blooming beauties: Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida), Spotted Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum), Trumpetweed (Eutrochium fistulosum), and White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima).

Learn more about Cardinal Flower in my post published on 7/24/2021 on my blog, Curious By Nature, that is part of my weekly series entitled "What Wildflower Begins Blooming This Week?"

Photogenic Wildflowers - Walk #8 (Finale): Great Lobelia

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Photogenic Wildflowers: A series of short walks along area nature trails featuring one particularly photogenic wildflower; however, we’ll be observing a number of other blooming species that you may also wish to photograph during each outing. Each walk will afford all participating photographers ample time to capture images of the targeted species. I’m hoping those joining me will be a mix of wildflower enthusiasts as well as camera-carrying photography enthusiasts, all of whom are yearning to view seasonal wildflowers.

This outing is the last of eight in this series of themed wildflower walks.

Each walk will last approximately 2 hours.

Here’s a sampling of tips from a variety of expert photographers on how to capture the best images of wildflowers:
· 10 Tips for Stunning Wildflower Photos
· 9 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers with Point and Shoot Camera
· 8 Tips for Photographing Wildflowers
· A Guide to Getting Great Wildflower Photos
· Tips on Taking Better Wildflower Photos
· The Definitive Guide to Photographing Wildflowers

We will stroll ~500 feet to the bridge over the Long Kill at Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve for a closeup view of these colorful and unusual blooms: Great Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica). We may also encounter these native blooming beauties: Heart-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium), Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata), and White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata).

Learn more about Great Lobelia in my post published on 8/1/2020 on my blog, Curious By Nature, that is part of my weekly series entitled "What Wildflower Begins Blooming This Week?"

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Photogenic Wildflowers - Walk #3: Fringed Polygala

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