This Month at Shaw Nature Reserve
Get the Perfect Shot

Shaw Nature Reserve is full of photographic scenery. On a morning hike through the prairie you’ll be rewarded with colorful birds such as goldfinch and indigo bunting as they feed on seed heads. View beautiful dewy spider webs that sparkle in the sunlight, and the yellows of goldenrod and Maximilian sunflowers interspersed with the purple of blazing star.

After capturing images of our iconic Eastern bluebirds or tall grass prairie consider advancing your photography with Shaw Photography Series: Dissecting Your Images: The Path to More Thoughtful and Meaningful Images. To ease the difficulty of wildlife photography try making something you can place near a window at your home during Create a Critter Home.

Make sure to take a break in the beautiful Bascom House to cool off and learn more about the Reserve. If you’re visiting the Reserve after hours for an early evening walk, remember that there are restrooms open at all times behind the Bascom House.

Featured Events

Saturday, August 13
Stand-Up Paddleboard Class
(morning and afternoon sessions)

Saturday, August 20
Wildflower Identification and Ecology

Coming Soon

Saturday, September 17
Prairie Day