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2nd Wednesday Lecture Series: My Love Affair with Chicago Nature…

March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mike MacDonald Photography

My Love Affair with Chicago Nature in Photography, Poetry, and Prose by Mike MacDonald

Within fifty miles of downtown, the natural areas of Chicago region are home to more native plant species than any national park. Yes, any national park! Yet, most Chicagoans are unaware of the natural beauty that surrounds them. Mike MacDonald is on a mission to change that.

During this intimate, passionate performance, internationally published photographer and nationally acclaimed author, Mike MacDonald, expresses his love for Chicago nature—hurling jaw-dropping images onto the big screen and reading thought-provoking passages from his inspirational book “My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago: A Celebration of Chicagoland’s Startling Natural Wonders.”

Publishers Weekly described the book in glowing terms, calling the photography “glorious,” and describing the writing as “celebratory, soulful, and poetic.” Windy City Reviews agreed, “The photos are only one of the enthralling aspects of this book. MacDonald has a way with words…”

Come and experience Mike’s passion for Chicago nature. And, perhaps, you’ll begin a love affair of your own.




March 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624 United States