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, January 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Arboretum Visitor Center

Dave and Margaret Peterson will present a program on their trip to the Galapagos Islands last February with world famous nature photographer, Frans Lanting. By traveling with a group of photographers led by Lanting, they had much greater access to the unique wildlife of the Galapagos than we would have had with an ordinary tour.

Dave and Margaret will show their photographs of the giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas, sea lions, boobies, and other flora and fauna found, in some cases, nowhere else on earth. These creatures are unafraid of humans, and can be approached close enough to enable photographs without resorting to extreme telephoto lenses.

Come and be inspired by the Peterson’s photographs. All who are interested in the subject are welcome.

Read an article about the group that appeared in NewsLeaf.