Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Photo Walk at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, 7:00pm
Join the Sioux Falls Camera Club on an evening excursion to the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum on Tuesday, July 5th at 7:00 p.m. The Arboretum is located east of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 (East 10th Street) and just a bit east of Willow Run Golf Course and Arrowhead Park. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the education center. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes. There is a mix of hard-surfaced and gravel paths.
The Arboretum showcases the natural and historical significance of the old east Sioux Falls quartzite quarries, a prominent Sioux Falls settlement in the late 1880s. The park has done an awesome job of establishing walking paths, landscape plantings and historical displays. There are many examples of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses, many with identifying labels. Exhibit panels bring to life the history of the old quarries and life in the early years of Sioux Falls.
Photographic opportunities abound as you walk around the Formal Gardens. Many varieties of lilies and wildflowers are currently blooming. Birds are plentiful. And you may even see a deer of two wandering out for a snack in the adjacent fields. This area is also very popular with portrait photographers, for it’s variety of settings and shimmering light weaving through the forest canopy.
As the sun drops behind the trees, you may want to head west to Arrowhead Park to catch the last rays of light over the prairie grasses.
It should be a fun trek, so bring a friend, bring your gear, and we’ll see you there!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Oak View Branch Library 3700 E. 3rd St. (corner of E. 3rd and Bahnson), 7:00pm
Photo Share Night. Please bring 3-4 images of your choice for discussion & sharing. You can either email your images to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. If you email them, please send them in no later than 6 pm on Monday, July 18.