Macro Photography and More (RESCHEDULED; NEW DATE AND TIME)

Blooms, butterflies, bugs – and birds, too – are some favorite subjects for photographers. While this field trip will also include some beautiful vistas and landscapes, the “focus” will be on macro photography – taking close-up pictures of small things.

This location features a recently established native meadow which should be exploding with wildflowers at the time of this outing, giving ample opportunity for photographs of flowers and insects. Native meadow habitat has disappeared from most of southeastern PA, and some uncommon birds such as Yellow-breasted Chat and Grasshopper Sparrow have found refuge here. More common birds such as Indigo Buntings breed here in large numbers.

This outing is appropriate for those with mobility impairments. There is no shade along this crushed-rock multi-use trail, so sun-protective clothing and a hat are recommended. No bathrooms are available on site but can be found at the Union Meadows East trailhead 1.3 miles away.

If you are not vaccinated, we do ask that you wear a mask during this field trip.


Jul 11 2021


10:00 am


French Creek Hopewell Big Woods Trailhead
165 Center Rd, Douglassville, PA, USA


Patty Werth, PA Master Naturalist and VFAS Board Member

Other Organizers

Tony Nastase