Nature Photography Group












For more than 20 years, members of Friends interested in nature photography have met at the Arboretum to sharpen their technical skills and share their work with fellow members. Members range from novice photographers to highly regarded nature photographers who have exhibited in various venues around the area -- and beyond.

The group currently meets at 7 p.m. in the Arboretum Visitor Center on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May. Programs are informative and inspiring and often feature guest experts. For more information, call 608-263-7760, or send an e-mail to


2015 Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Arboretum Visitor Center

This presentation will feature Tracy Hames, executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, focusing on the Wetlands of the Penokee Hills and the beautiful, diverse and abundant wetland resources of the upper Bad River Watershed.

Attendees will learn about the types of wetlands present in the upper watershed, their current ecological condition, and the important role these wetlands play in helping maintain watershed health all the way downstream to the Kakagon/Bad River Sloughs estuary along Lake Superior.

A proposal to develop a large taconite mine in this area, and the potential impacts of such a project will also be featured. A discussion period will follow the presentation.

Read an article about the group that appeared in NewsLeaf.