Last weekend’s field trip to Whetstone Prairie was a huge success, and it was fun to review the students’ work during Thursday’s seminar. The students made photos of plants, insects, and birds, plus a few nature studies. I’ll post a link to their portfolios at the end of the term.
Today we are going to Mudhen Marsh, a nature preserve at Hoover Reservoir. This is a birding hotspot and a favorite place of mine to visit during different seasons of the year. I changed the trip from Saturday to today because of the rain we had yesterday. However, Steve (my spouse) and I went to Mudhen on a scouting trip and did photography in the drizzle. The advantage of overcast and drizzly skies is that the entire environment becomes a huge softbox and the light is wonderful for color saturation. Here are a few photos I made yesterday: