June 26, 2011


Lotus heart
 While the wildlands and most of us have had our fill of cloudy, rainy days, the damp and moody atmosphere of the past week was a delight for this photographer and her new macro lens.  I moved slowly through the mists, looking closely to see how the water flows, festoons, and drenches as it moves through the landscape in my favorite places.

June 22, 2011

July Photo Foray at Great Meadows

Saturday, July 2, from 8-10:30 am
Umbel Moment - Milk parsley
In July, Great Meadows transforms into a garden of earthly delights.  Join me for a journey into this fertile landscape, let your senses open, and inspiration lead you to the perfect photographic moment.  In an adventure of seeing, learning, and creating, we'll tune-in to this season's beautiful colors, robust forms, and liveliness.  Tips on composition, lighting, exposure, and depth of field will be shared along the way.  Bring a digital or film camera and familiarize yourself with its basic operation prior to our foray.  This link covers the design and operational details on many camera models, from simplest to professional, http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/.  All levels of experience are welcome.

Co-sponsored with Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program

Fee:  $25.  Limited to 12 participants, ages 9 - adult

Pre-payment and registration is required and will assure any last minute logistical communications.  You can register and pay securely by credit card or through PayPal using the link below.  For registration details by mail, please email me at cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-369-4289 (and leave a message in VM box #1).
Meet in the large parking lot at the Ripley School, end of Meriam Road, Concord, MA.

Fee:  $25   Limited to 12 participants, ages 9 - adult.

Impromptu Walk at Great Meadows

Sunday, June 26, 7 - 8:30 am

Solstice greetings!  Please join me for an early morning walk at Great Meadows on Sunday, 6/26, from 7 - 8:30 am.  We'll put off an evening walk and firefly watching for fairer weather.

Great Meadows is most vibrant in the early morning hours, often cloaked in mist and festooned with spiderwebs.  After the long wet spell, the wildflowers, fledglings, and water life will be reviving themselves and the air will be filled with the heady fragrances of milkweed, swamp azalea, black locust, and catalpa blossoms.  Looking forward to greeting the day with you!

Common Skullcap
A $5 donation will be gratefully accepted.  Co-sponsored with Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program.  The walk will take place unless there is a downpour or thunderstorm.  Call me if unsure, 978-760-1933.

Stay tuned for future impromptu evening and early weekday morning walks, as the weather and my calendar allow.

June 9, 2011

Monthly Great Meadows Walk - June

Sunday, June 12, 9-11:30 am
Rain or Shine
Black swallowtail caterpillar on milk parsley
A continuing series of monthly walks exploring the landscape, plants, and seasonal wonders of Great Meadows NWR in Concord

As we approach the summer solstice, join in an exploration of June's lush flora and some of the many caterpillars, butterflies, and other insects that dine on and pollinate them.  Massachusetts caterpillar maven, Sam Jaffe will join me for a casual look at many of these unseen residents...a preview to summer workshops on the caterpillars, butterflies, and moths of Great Meadows.  Remember your sunscreen.  Camera, notebooks, and binoculars are welcome.

No pre-registration required.  A $5/person voluntary donation will be gratefully accepted.

Led by Cherrie Corey, local naturalist and photographer
and Sam Jaffe, naturalist and expert on Massachusetts caterpillars

Co-sponsored by Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program
and Friends of the Assabet river NWR

Meet at Great Meadows NWR in Concord, MA
(Monson Road, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road cureves right)

For questions email cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933/cell