Front Page News

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

  • “Ringing the Bells of Nature” – A MAPS December Exhibit at the Woodridge Public Library in Woodridge – Dec. 1-30, 2014.  MAPS members will have the opportunity to exhibit their images at the Woodridge Public Library from December 1-30.  Submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 3rd.  For all the details, visit the Exhibits page.
  • MAPS Holiday Party – December 08, 2014. Check your calendars and plan on attending this fun event! All members and their guests are invited to join in the festivities at this annual MAPS gathering. To read further, please visit our Social Events Page.
  • PLEASE NOTE…CHANGE OF DATE AND TIMES: Photo outing to St. James Farm Forest Preserve, Warrenville – October 26, 2014 @ 8:30AM. Join MAPS for an outing to St. James Farm in Warrenville. To read further, please visit our Photo Outings Page.
  • MAPS Announces a new opportunity …“The Thornhill Project”. The Morton Arboretum has invited MAPS members to submit images taken on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum. They are specifically interested in seasonally relevant images of their trees and landscapes for display in the Arbor Room at the Thornhill Education Center. Digital images from the past or present will be accepted. They are specifically interested in:
    • Special landscapes reflecting fall, winter, spring and summer
    • Photographs of the same tree throughout the four seasons
    • Close up images of trees in any season

To read more, please click here.

  • November 10th Monthly Program – features a presentation by Jack Shouba entitled “Gardens of the Desert: An Introduction to Illinois Prairie.”  Called “the most beautiful country imaginable” by French explorer Louis Jolliet, and “gardens of the desert” by poet William Cullen Bryant, the Illinois prairie is all but gone and the word prairie has lost its meaning. In this program, Jack will look at prairie plants and their adaptations, prairie animals, and the role of fire.  He will discuss places that still contain scraps of prairie, and consider why and how we must save these precious remnants. To read more, please visit our Programs Page.
  • Photo outing to Primrose Farm – September 20, 2014. It was a fun morning exploring the buildings and farm machinery at Primrose Farm. Primrose had all of their antique wagons, tractors and machinery on display in the fields and we all enjoyed looking for that unique image. Read more on our Photo Outings page.
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