Take a sneak-peek at the Brenton Slough property through your lens! This 1,100-acre wetland and woodland complex near Grimes in central Iowa is a well-known haven for migratory birds and other wildlife. Practice your nature photography skills in a small group setting with a local photographer and tour this amazing property.
There are five different clinics to attend between September and October. Registration is required and the fee is $10.
- Thursday, September 28, 7:30-9:30 a.m., with Jim Harvey
- Monday, October 9, 7:30-9 a.m., with Marlen Kemmet
- Wednesday, October 11, 7:30-9 a.m., with Marlen Kemmet
- Saturday, October 14, 7:30-9 a.m., with Ty Smedes
- Thursday, October 19, 7:30-9 a.m., with Ty Smedes
These clinics are intended for a wide range of photography knowledge and skills. A a DSLR or Mirrorless camera and interchangeable lenses are recommended. Zoom lenses are best, along with perhaps a macro or closeup lens for intimate closeups of dewy or frosty things and detailed wildflower closeups. A moderate zoom like a 28-300mm would be ideal for scenic landscapes.
Attire/what to bring:
- A DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses.
- Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and long sleeves.
- Bring a full water bottle. You may also want sunscreen or bug spray.
- Note: there is one outhouse located on the property and a portable toilet will be available for all October Clinics.
You can search for Brenton Slough in a map application or use this google map. The entrance is on the south side of the property. Note that Brenton Slough is not yet open to the public; access to the property is only available during events like these until fundraising is complete.
About Brenton Slough:
Brenton Slough is a more than 1,100-acre wetland and woodland complex near Grimes in central Iowa and a well-known haven for migratory birds and other wildlife. INHF recently purchased the site and is now raising funds to transfer the property to Polk County Conservation and open it to the public. Access to the property is only available during events like these for now. For more information about this property and to learn how you can help protect it, visit inhf.org/Brenton-Slough.