What we offer

We meet the first Monday of every month throughout the whole year, and then 4 times a year, competition is held on the third Monday of the Month. We meet the whole year, not stopping for the summer months as some other Club will do.  View our scheduled meetings and events in our calendar or in the right side bar on our News page.     

Next Meeting: June 3rd

Exploring Illinois

Presentation by Dr. Michael Jeffords and Susan Post

Join naturalists Michael Jeffords and Susan Post as they explore Illinois preserves, forests, restoration areas, and parks, bringing an expert view to wildlife and landscapes and looking beyond the obvious to uncover the unexpected beauty of Illinois’s wild places.

Dr. Michael Jeffords is a retired entomologist from the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Natural History Survey, where he served as a research scientist and the education/outreach coordinator. Jeffords is a freelance writer and photographer, and has authored or edited six books, including Exploring Nature in Illinois and A Field Guide to Illinois Butterflies, and Curious Encounters with Nature (all with Susan Post).

Susan Post is a retired research scientist from the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Natural History Survey and a freelance writer and photographer. Susan was the staff writer for the Illinois Steward magazine and has authored six books, including two additions of Hiking Illinois.

View Our Latest Competition Results and Image of the Year

Congratulations to Ramu Bijanki and Bill Ludemann, winners of the Image of the Year for their imagesHandsome (Mandarin Duck) by Ramu and Touching the Snow by Bill.

See these and the other finalists below and here,   2018-2019 Image of the Year Finalists!

Also Class A and Class B digital images from our latest competition can be viewed on the “Competitions” page . All our competition images are also on the MNSPC Flickr site. Compete to have your winning images displayed. Here are the Image of the Year finalists:

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The best camera club to learn more about nature and improve your nature photography skills

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Meetings are held year-round on the first Monday of each month (excepting holidays) in the Mayslake Hall at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and guests are always welcome.

Come visit us at:

Mayslake Peabody Estate (map)
1717 W. 31st St. , Oak Brook, IL