a doubt, this is the best spot in Sacramento for all around nature photography!
I used to work here as the staff naturalist and I've shot lots of film here
since. I plan to lead a trip here each month to explore the 80-acre nature
area, with it's beautiful riparian habitat, secluded ponds, oak woodlands,
and American River scenics. Highlights should include deer, wild turkey,
waterfowl, some beautiful scenic shots, and some great macro opportunities.
We'll start shooting at sunrise to get the mist on the river and I will
try some predator calls to coax in a gray fox or a coyote! After lunch,
we'll go inside the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and I'll share with you some
of my slides
from across North America, illustrating many of the nature and wildlife
photography techniques we've discussed in the field. Then it's back outdoors
for the afternoon until sunset when a most amazing phenomenon occurs: I
will position us so we are right in the flight path of the wild turkeys
as they launch themselves from the bluff into the oak trees where they roost
for the night; an exciting and comical way to end the day's photography