Locations

 

Although you can select any location you would like, the following is a listing of places I know of and recommend:

 

Bird Haven Greenhouse

Located in Joliet on Gouger Rd, this location provides year-round opportunity.  During winter months when it's cold out it provides an indoor oasis for your shoot.  During the summer moths images can be taken inside the greenhouse or outside in its formal gardens.  Some features include gazebo's, an indoor waterfall, and a bridge.  At different times of the year there are special shows such as the Holiday Plant show, the Spring Flower show.. NOTE: Bird Haven has recently changed thier Photo Policy, there is an additional fee for use of this location.

You van visit their website here - http://www.jolietpark.org/facilities/bird-haven-greenhouse

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Goose Lake Prairie
Located in Morris on Pine Bluff Rd, this location provides great outdoor options.  Some of the attractions include the old barn near the entrance, The Cragg log-cabin, and rolling hills of wild grass and prairie land.   The prairie make an excellent backdrop throughout spring and summer with it's abundance of wild flowers.  You van visit their website here - http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/i&m/east/goose/home.htm
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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Located along Rt 53 between Elwood and Wimington on lands that were formerly the Joliet Arsenal, this location provides great outdoor options.  THroughout the spring and summer months wildflowers flourish throughout this park.  Some of the attractions include the old ammunition bunkers, button bush pond overlook, or the wide open spaces of the prairie itself.   You van visit their website here - http://www.fs.usda.gov/midewin
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