Front Page News

Welcome to the Front Page News, the home page of MAPS. This is where we publish current events, and have links to other organizational information. Make sure you check back frequently!

We have a lot going on here at MAPS! Take a minute to read through all the planned activities below. Plus, check out these extra possibilities:

  • The trolls will be decamping from the Morton Arboretum by July 1st. Get out there and visit with them while you can!
  • Mike Moats will be this year’s Visiting Photographer at the Morton Arboretum. More information is available here.

MAPS Annual Nature Photography Exhibit:

  • It’s time to get ready for our 9th annual MAPS Nature Photography Exhibit. Our exhibit runs from April 25th-26th in the Cudahy Room in the Research and Admin Building. Read more and find the prospectus here.

Upcoming Programs:

  • March 9, 2020 – Nina Koziol – Birds, Butterflies and Bees in the Home Garden

    Many common garden flowers provide nectar and pollen for an assortment of winged wonders. Nina will show examples of how to create a welcoming space in your garden for an assortment of butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and seed-eating birds.
  • April 13, 2020 – The Bodkins – Polar Bears of Churchill

    Join Jim and Diane for an exciting photo presentation about a trip to Churchill, Manitoba as they venture into the hostile domain of the polar bear, and capture images up close and personal.

Upcoming Photo Outings:

  • March 14, 2020 – Hausermann’s Orchid Nursery

    Join MAPS for a unique outing to Hausermann’s Orchid Nursery and greenhouses. Hausermann’s is the oldest and largest orchid grower in the Midwest. Anne Belmont will be present to help you with your photography!

    Additional information is available on the Photo Outings web page.
  • May 9, 2020 – Lilacia Park, Lombard

    The Lombard Park District’s Lilacia Park is an 8.5-acre horticultural showcase featuring 700 lilacs and 25,000 tulips! Tripods might be a problem if there are too many people showing up. Please be courteous to all visitors.

    Additional information is available on the Photo Outings web page.

Upcoming Photo Workshops:

  • March 17, 2020 – Image Preparation for MAPS Exhibit

    Presentation and open discussion on how to prepare your images for the upcoming MAPS Exhibit.

Planning a trip? Visit the Destinations page. Each entry includes beautiful images and information about the locale.

MAPS Membership – If you are looking for information about MAPS membership, visit our About page. This page also includes other administrative information you might be looking for.

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