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Park enthusiast and artist Brittany Johnson turned photos of French Regional Park into felted landscape art, documenting the seasons and sights of the park in 2023. Learn more about her artistic process and how nature inspires her.

5 Tips for Taking Winter Photos

By: Paul Raymaker

January 13, 2020

Snowy landscapes are incredibly dynamic and offer gorgeous scenery for winter photography. Take advantage of this beautiful season and see tips for shooting winter photos and learn how to stay warm while you're out there.

Discover Poetry in Nature at Silverwood Park

By: Eileen Cohen

April 15, 2019

Did you know that you can find poetry along the trails of Silverwood Park? In honor of National Poetry Month, learn about this art, the voices you can hear on the trail, and why you might want to give it a try yourself.

DIY Holiday Gift Wrap and Sustainable Crafting

By: Alyssa Schauer

December 06, 2018

Try making your own gift wrap this holiday season and find inspiration to shop and craft sustainably all year long.

Photography Tip: Light

By: Linda Dobosenski

October 29, 2018

Light can make or break your photography, especially when you're outdoors. Read on to learn five tips for getting the right light in your photos, then show us what you've got!

A Walk Through Silverwood Park

By: Eileen Cohen

August 06, 2018

Like a living museum, Silverwood contains curiosities and specimens of every kind. Here, the connection between nature and art takes center stage. Learn about the park's history as an escape from the city and take a virtual walk down a trail of sculptures.

How do art and nature intersect? For one artist, it involves carefully placing fake birds in trees. For another, it appears as an explosion of colorful paint on canvas. Read on to learn how nature and Silverwood Park have inspired artists Paula McCartney and Kelli Nelson.


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