The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) presents Unplugged Adventure: Phonetastic Nature Photography on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Indiangrass Preserve, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for nature lovers who want to capture it all in photos. Advance registration is required.
Smart phones are quickly becoming indispensable for documenting life’s important moments. Now, additional lenses (macro, fish eye and wide angle) are taking phone photography to the next level. Participants at Phonetastic Nature Photography can try out several lenses that will help ratchet up their skills. The $10 registration fee includes a take home three-lens photography kit for one’s iPhone or Android.
The event will be led by Jaime González, Conservation Education Director for the Katy Prairie Conservancy, who is known for making his presentations exciting and interactive. The idea for the class came from KPC’s conservation education intern, Laura Hodges, who experimented with detachable lenses for her smart phone, producing excellent macro pictures of plants and animals.
“This class should be great fun, as well as an educational opportunity,” says González. “We may discover some budding photographers in the group. The Katy Prairie offers an abundance of photo opportunities with wildlife, plants, flowers, birds and much more. This is a way to connect with nature in an even more personal way.”
Check out Hodges’ photos under the hashtag #MacroMonday on KPC’s Instagram and Twitter accounts. “We encourage participants to follow us on social media and either tag us in their photos or use the hashtag #KatyPrairie,” she says. “This should provide a wealth of wonderful prairie photos and let people know what we’re about.”
For those looking for outdoor activities this fall, you can volunteer for KPC’s Prairie Work Days to help maintain our Coastal Prairie Native Seed Nursery, combat invasive species, mulch trails, clear fences of vegetation, and restore prairie habitats. These are every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indiangrass Preserve.
Indiangrass Preserve will also be open during those times for visitors to walk the trails and check out the nursery. Additionally, the Matt Cook Wildlife Viewing Platform at Warren Lake is open daily from 7 a.m. through dusk.
Note: Be sure and call, email or check Facebook or Twitter before coming out for a volunteer day or to look at the trails. Sometimes we host our volunteer days at other preserves. Contact information is 713-523-6135 and email@example.com.