Front Page News

In an effort to keep our members updated on current events at MAPS, look here for the latest Front Page News.

  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 – MAPS Annual Picnic – Meadow Lake at The Morton Arboretum. Join MAPS on Saturday, July 18, for our annual pot-luck picnic from 4:00-7:00 pm. The picnic will be held at Meadow Lake on the east side of the Arboretum near the Visitor Center. Visit our Social Events Page to learn more and sign up.
  • July 11, 2015, – Photo outing to Ball Horticultural. Join MAPS for another special outing to the beautiful gardens at Ball Horticulture Company Ball Horticultural in West Chicago on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 am. To read more, please visit our Photo Outings Page.
  • July 13th MAPS Monthly Meeting – Join us for a presentation on bird photography from MAPS member Arlene Koziol titled “How to Get That Shot, and What to Do with all Those Pictures!”.  Arlene will cover how to set up your camera for bird photography, talk about handheld and tripod techniques,  the importance of knowing your subject and habitat, anticipating behavior, field techniques and being ready. She will also share field experiences, both the good and the frustrating. Please visit our Programs Page for more information.
  • Planning a trip for 2015?  Visit “Destinations” under “Images” from the menu above.  Each entry includes not just beautiful images but information about the locale as well.  Locations added in 2014 were the Palouse in Washington from Ron Basinger, three from Chuck Hunnicutt: Paris, France, and Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and two from Tim O’Brien: Whistler, British Columbia and the wetlands of Kansas.

Remember to visit our Calendar page often for details on future events.  And if you have any comments or feedback on the MAPS website, please feel free to email us at:

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