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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Where to Photograph around Phoenix

Desert plants and birds:

Desert Botanical Garden http://dbg.org

                Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park http://ag.arizona.edu/bta/btsa.html

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum  https://www.desertmuseum.org/

Gilbert Water Ranch http://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/parks/riparian-preserve-at-water-ranch

Landscape: 

Lost Dutchman State Park in the Superstitions   http://azstateparks.com/Parks/LODU/

Phoenix Mountain Preserves  https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations

County Parks:  http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/ see San Tan Mountain, Usery Mountain, Lake Pleasant

 

Wildflowers:  

Highly recommend the book Wild in Arizona by Paul Gill and Colleen Miniuk-Sperry  http://www.wildinarizona.com/  .  There is a blog on the site with some current information. 

                For current  bloom reports check the Desertusa site: http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/az.html

                And also the DBG wildflower tracking site https://www.dbg.org/wildflower-tracking-site

 

Old West: 

Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction   http://goldfieldghosttown.com/

                Pioneer Living History Museum  http://pioneeraz.org/

 

Going North:  Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rock State Park, Slide Rock State Park

 

Going South (Tucson):  Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum , Saguaro National Park

 

Grand Canyon:   http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/how-to/shooting/10-tips-for-the-grand-canyon.html#.VrNre1KpLW4

http://loadedlandscapes.com/grand-canyon-photography-guide/

 

 




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