Wildflower season returns to the Deam Wilderness, Hayes Trail
I’d already fulfilled half my mission by the time I contemplated another 250-foot Hayes Trail ascent in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness last Monday afternoon.
Evidence that spring wildflower season had arrived in the Hoosier National Forest – a smattering of emergent cutleaf toothworts not far from the trailhead – had already been digitally captured. Deep in the valley, some delicate, youthful spring beauties – in full bloom – had presented themselves, in full sun.
Aside from wildflower hunting, Monday’s mission included much-needed exercise. That, plus a too-powerful-to-be-ignored intuition that a reward awaited atop the north-facing slope’s switchback trail, led me to the afternoon’s photo find – a sturdy bloodroot, once again in full bloom, basking in direct sun, at the base of a massive Hoosier hardwood.
Upcoming - May 13
The Wildfower Workshop - Indiana Nature Photography
This Indiana Nature Photography workshop will focus on wildflower photography for the digital photographer. During our day exploring and photographing nature preserves owned by the Sycamore Land Trust, you will gain hands on experience photographing flowers from various views and angles.
Gary and Steven will demonstrate how to use camera settings, lenses – from macros to telephotos – and a variety of homemade and commercially available tools to help you capture the best photos possible.
Indiana Nature Photography will donate 10% of the workshop receipts to Sycamore, a nonprofit conservation organization that protects nearly 9,000 acres of natural southern Indiana from Brown County to Evansville.
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Nature Photo eBook - This is Indiana?
Natural Bloomington is pleased to announce release of our first Nature Photo eBook This is Indiana? - The Natural Bloomington Journey: 2013-2015.
This is Indiana? is a photographic retrospective of Natural Bloomington's first three years and features 105 hi res, full-color images of the Southern Indiana landscape from the Switzerland Hills to the Southwest Lowlands.You can download a copy of This is Indiana? for free. A $10 contribution is requested.