My Photography of The Saugatuck Dunes
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Photos from my trip to the Saugatuck Dunes in MI on October 14, 2006
I am very fortunate to have my good friend, Matt. He is an excellent tour guide and knows his way around these dunes very well. We went for a 5-hour hike. I was hoping to see a lot of fall colors, but it seems that many of the trees dropped their leaves while they were still green. Other trees still have their green leaves. It was only about 55 degrees Fahrenheit---a little windy and chilly, especially near the water. No animals photographed this time. Instead, it seems that fungi were the main focus as they were quite abundant due to moist conditions this year. If you look closely, you will see a few trees that I photographed two years ago.
If you will be in the Saugatuck area and would like to go on a similar tour, I can put you in touch with Matt. If you enjoy animals and nature, you might also like my photographs of Insects and Spiders, Flowers, and Wildlife on the Huron River. Photos are arranged by subject matter.
Views of the Kalamazoo River (visited first)
Trees with Burls
Decimated Scotch Pine Forest (removed purposely due to overpopulation)
Views of Lake Michigan
Hole in top of concrete pyramid, Curvy tree by pyramid, Matt by a Fort
Photos from my trip to the Saugatuck Dunes in MI on July 24, 2004
When my boyfriend and I drove out for a to visit my friend Matt, he led us on a 6-hour hike through this amazing ecosystem. Below are some of my favorite pictures from the hike. Also photographed on the hike, but pictured on other pages are a praying mantis, Cross spider, and mating pair of Imperial Moths. Photos below are arranged in the order in which they were taken.
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This first grouping of pictures are scenes from the deeper parts of the woods.
These pictures of the dunes show more of a grassland environment scattered with large sandy patches.
Eventually, we reached this interesting lookout point where one could enjoy a view of Lake Michigan from high above.
Here is the view from directly below the lookout. We ran down the trail in the middle of the hill. The second picture is the shoreline if you were to turn your head to the right.
Here are some views of the trees directly above the shoreline as we walked further along the beach.
Photos from my trip to the Saugatuck Dunes in MI in October 1999
This was my first time visiting the dunes. Matt took me to his favorite spots. Unlike the ones above, these photos were taken with 35mm film and were scanned into digital format.
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