Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16
TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Dow, IL
Local naturalist and professional photographer, Vernon LeClaire, will facilitate a Fall Photography Workshop on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, at TreeHouse’s new education center in Dow, Illinois. Mr. LeClaire is a retired field biology teacher who has been photographing the outdoors for the past 45 years, operating Bluff View Photography for years. The Friday evening portion of the workshop will focus on camera and photography techniques and will run from 7 until 10 p.m. Additionally, Mr. LeClaire will lead a short owl prowl during the evening. Saturday’s activities are scheduled from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and will be, primarily, in the field. The afternoon will conclude with a group picture critiquing session. Both novice and experienced photographers are welcome to participate, and the workshop will address shooting with both film and digital cameras. The fee is $25.00 per person, and reservations are requested. Call (618)466-2990 or email Sherry Droste, email@example.com. The fee includes all instruction, handouts and a continental breakfast and box lunch on Saturday. Participants will receive additional details regarding the schedule, gear and dress upon registration.
TreeHouse Wildlife Center is a wildlife rescue, rehab, release center for raptors and small mammals. The Dow facilities are their new location for the Environmental Education Center. A beautiful piece of property and beam and timber construction. Located in Dow, Illinois (click for directions), just North of Elsah, off the Great River Road. A scenic drive along the Mississippi River bluffs in autumn makes the short drive even better. And the property is beautiful in autumn colors. Call for reservations now.
Nearby Elsah and Grafton have Bed and Breakfast Inns for those not wishing to drive in the morning. Hotels are available in Alton, as well as Fast Eddie's. Spend Saturday afternoon exploring the colors along the river, or cross over the river on the free Brussel Ferry to Calhoun County Illinois for some gorgeous views of rolling hills, fields, and orchards. You might even spot an eagle or two!