If anyone is interested, Garry Conway, a local nature photographer is leading a photo walk this coming Saturday in Happy Valley. Since I don't know Garry Conway personally and have never been on any of his walks, I can't guarantee what this will be like, but it does sound like fun, and there's a good chance that I'll be there. Here are the details directly from his website:
Photo-hike in Happy Valley
Meet at the King Township Museum
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1 pm
The King Township Museum
(2920 King Road, King Township, Ontario)
We will leave the Museum at 1:30 pm. You will receive driving directions to the hike starting location which is about a 10 minute drive from the Museum. The photo-hike duration will be about 1 1/2 hours.
We will hike a kilometer into the beautiful hardwood forest of Happy Valley. I will provide instruction on forest and plant photography .
After the leaves have fallen in the Fall and just before they come out in the Spring is a great time to photograph forests. The forests are open and light shines through to the forest floor creating interesting highlight and shadow effects. On dull days, fog or evaporation from the forest floor can create unusual effects . While it is still early in the season we will likely see signs of emerging woodland plants and perhaps capture one or two migrating birds.
What to bring:
water and snacks as you wish.