From Prairie Plants to Prairie Critters: a Macro Journey

Photo by Dave Jagodzinski

Join AFFEW for this presentation where you’ll learn about introducing native plants into your landscape and the beauty of photography. Professional photographer, Dave Jagodzinski, will talk about how and why he photographs native plant species along with a stunning slideshow of his photography. He’ll outline how he fell in love with Illinois prairies and decided to photograph them. Dave will also discuss the importance of critters – bugs and insects – that are an important part of the native plant community and how you can’t have one without the other.

Dave’s photography will inspire others to launch their own journey and develop their style by adding perseverance and following their passion, not the crowd.

FREE to AFFEW members/$5 non-members. 

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From Prairie Plants to Prairie Critters: a Macro Journey

Tuesday, March 19 | 6:30-8 pm | Lakeshore Resource Center

Join AFFEW for this presentation where you’ll learn about introducing native plants into your landscape and the beauty of photography. Professional photographer, Dave Jagodzinski, will talk about how and why he photographs native plant species along with a stunning slideshow of his photography. He’ll outline how he fell in love with Illinois prairies and decided to photograph them. Dave will also discuss the importance of critters – bugs and insects – that are an important part of the native plant community and how you can’t have one without the other.

Dave’s photography will inspire others to launch their own journey and develop their style by adding perseverance and following their passion, not the crowd.

More about the speaker…

Dave Jagodzinski grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago where he spent much of his time in woodlands and acquired a deep interest in the natural world. His love for photography began at age 12 when his parents bought him a small camera. In his mid twenties he bought himself a 35 mm Nikkormat camera and started his journey learning the art of photography.

As a commercial photographer for 43 years, Dave’s experience includes industrial, fashion, portraiture, table top, room scene and food photography. He is also well versed in Photoshop. Dave now focuses on nature photography, where he specializes in native species.

I spend much of my life watching light dance around different objects. Morning light, afternoon light, twilight, sun or shade all fascinate me. Puffy cloud days where sunbeams and shadows mingle, I find it mesmerizing. Colorful sunsets are never ignored. And sometimes I remember to take a picture.” – Dave Jagodzinski

AFFEW Members FREE | Non-members $5
Payment is accepted the day of the event.
Limited to 30 participants!

All About Natives! NEW DATE!!

Need help deciding what native plants are best for your property? Then this presentation is for YOU!! Cheryl Gross, President of Plant It Wild, will give information about the benefits of ecological gardening with native plants and how best to incorporate them into your landscape based on your growing conditions. Also, a few ‘experts” will be on hand afterwards. 

Plant it Wild is a small, independent, non-profit centered in Benzie and Manistee Counties founded over 20 years ago. They offer educational Programs annually between May and September and host several field trips. Their mission is to promote the appreciation and protection of native plant communities in our region. Visit their Facebook Page PIW-Plant it Wild and website to learn more information about their organization.

   

To get registered, Email your contact information, including phone number, to makeadifference@affew.org.