Using Nature Observation and Tracking in our quest for Wildlife Photography


Join us for a workshop where we will learn how to use Nature Observation and Tracking in our quest to photograph the treasures of Mother Nature. We will learn about her playground. The Forest is always talking to us; we will learn how to listen to it and unlock the mysteries. Unlocking the mysteries generally leads to wonderful photographs.

  Participants in this non-technical course will explore the trails of Irvine through the lens of a camera and the eyes of a naturalist.

No experience necessary.  Please bring a camera or a phone to record your nature story. (Please be familiar with your equipment)  

For Adults

Instructor: Frank Marsden, Nature Photographer

In his own words, Frank Marsden “began my photographic journey about 1995 by taking photos of wildlife and the sights at Eden Mill Nature Center (in Harford County) as a way to share what I would observe with the volunteers at Eden Mill. I have always wanted to share with others my adventures and joy of seeing wildlife during my travels. Along with the numerous opportunities for wildlife observation and nature photography at Eden Mill, I have had the good fortune to lead backcountry canoeing trips to Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada, the Allagash River in Maine, and trips in the Adirondacks. I have helped lead numerous excursions to Wyoming and Costa Rica, and during all of these adventures, my camera has rarely not been in my hands, and has been an extension of my eyes and mind……

My camera is part of me, hiking, driving, walking out of my house, or even walking my dog. A large portion of my shots are of wildlife that surrounds us every day and is available to all of us if we take time to slow down and look, and then snap away.

Photographing wildlife, teaching the art of nature observation, and sharing all of it have been some of the most rewarding parts of my life.”


Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: Trails (Meet in Front of Tent)

Cost: $15


Spring 2023

Sign up for one class or choose to do all 3 as a series:

Saturday, March 18 (Click to Register) - Postponed from March 11

Saturday, April 15 (Click to Register)

*Canceled* Saturday, May 13 (Click to Register)