I have been participating in an on-line photo mentoring group, Photo Forte, and each month there is a theme to photograph, share, and critique. October has the relevant theme of Trees. On a beautiful fall day I took myself to the North Park Village Nature Center, where I knew I would have abundant tree subject matter.
The Nature Center is an idyllic setting within Chicago. There are few places in the city where you can walk upon a trail. The preserve isn't that big, you'll still hear traffic from the nearby roads. But it is secluded enough to feel a respite from the urban environment. Deer and other wildlife are abundant.
Read about the interesting history of the property and get other details at the Park District website. To get there, it will be easiest if you drive or bike. You could also get there by Peterson or Pulaski bus, and walk into the preserve. Expect to leave feeling renewed!
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