MDC offers free Macro Nature Photography class April 6 in Blue Springs

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Kansas City, Mo. – Fascinating details on flowers and insects can be captured with close-up photos. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and University of Missouri Extension Master Gardeners will host a free Macro Nature Photography class from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs.

The first emerging flowers and insects of spring offer good photography opportunities. Participants in this class will learn how to use single lens reflex and cell phone cameras to take macro photographs. The class will start with instructions in settings and techniques in a classroom setting. Then participants will head outdoors and practice photography on nature finds along the Burr Oak Woods trails. Participants will need to bring their own cameras.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to register for the class, send an email to For information about Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, visit