Insects Macro Photography At San Jacinto Photo Walk – Apr 27

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Spring is finally here! So if you are searching for little bugs for your insects macro photography, you should join the nature walk that has been organized by Friends of Northern San Jacinto Valley at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area on April 27.

insect macro photography

Insect macro photography

At the San Jacinto Wildlife Area, you will be able to see and get up close to butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and moths. For this nature walk, you will be guided by Gordon Pratt who is an etymologist and butterfly specialist. He will be sharing his knowledge on insect identification throughout the walk.

Additionally, you will also be accompanied by David Bramlet and Patrick Temple who are botanists and rare plants of San Jacinto Wildlife Area specialists. They will be able to introduce you to the surrounding plants. There are some plants which are rarely found outside of this area – this makes the nature walk even more interesting and exciting! It sounds like there will be many photo opportunities and you may even end up snapping a photo of a unique and rare plant.

If you are interested in learning more about insects and plants at the nature walk please contact Sue Nash (909) 228-6710 for more information

Here are some directions on how to get there (source: Friends of Northern San Jacinto Valley website) –

DIRECTIONS TO THE SAN JACINTO WILDLIFE AREA:
San Jacinto Wildlife Area, 17050 Davis Road, Lakeview. Telephone: (951) 928-0580.
Davis Road is closed from Moreno Valley. Please use one of the following routes to visit the San Jacinto Wildlife Area.

From Moreno Valley: Go south on Perris Boulevard to the Ramona Expressway; go east on the expressway to Davis Road in Lakeview; go north on Davis Road 2.3 miles to the headquarters. From Hemet/San Jacinto Area: take the Ramona Expressway west to Davis Road in Lakeview; go north on Davis Road 2.3 miles to the headquarters. From Highway 215: exit at the Ramona Expressway; take the Ramona Expressway east to Davis Road in Lakeview; go north on Davis Road 2.3 miles to the headquarters.

It sounds like it will be a hands on nature walk, so make sure you bring your camera along. The weather forecast is a clear and sunny day (a high of 72°F) on April 27. The pollen level forecast is likely to remain at approximately mid to high 7 out of 12 (Medium-High level). So if you are an airborne allergy sufferer, you may wish to ensure you take the appropriate medication to prevent it from ruining your day.

Good luck and hopefully you will be able to put your insects macro photography skills to good use. If you find any rare insects or plants, please share it with us below!

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