Photo walk scheduled in Marshfield
FOR HUB CITY TIMES
MARSHFIELD – Local photographer Don Patterson will lead a photo walk, as part of a much larger, national event.
The local event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13 at Jurustic Park, 112021 Old Sugar Bush Lane, just north of Marshfield. Participants are asked to meet there at 10 a.m., or meet on the west side of the Menards parking lot, near Aldi at 9:30 a.m., then travel together into the wilderness of McMillan Marsh. At the end of the walk, the group will meet at Culver’s in Marshfield to discuss and share impressions of the day.
The event is part of Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo walk, a social photography event where photographers get together to walk around, shoot photos, and have fun with other photographers. After the walk, participants have the opportunity to submit their best photo into a contest. There is no fee to participate.
According to the Jurustic Park website, Clyde Wynia is an amateur paleontologist who has excavated and recreated many of the now-extinct creatures that once inhabited the large McMillan Marsh during the Iron Age. According to the website, most of these marsh creatures were ferrous metal, usually mild steel, but sometimes included more exotic metals. The critters died out when farming and industry moved into the area in the mid-nineteenth century. Clyde has used his talents to create replicas of these once-majestic creatures. “If we are lucky, Clyde himself will narrate the tour and provide us some insight into the stories behind his creations,” says Patterson.
Also on site is the Hobbit House, which is where Clyde’s wife Nancy works her artistic magic. In the studio and workshop, you will find giggle critters, jewelry, and even some non-jewelry items available for sale. Nancy is also a very talented artist, and if you have not been to Jurustic Park before, you will not want to miss seeing the Hobbit House. Please be aware that many first-time visitors don’t walk away empty handed. Many visitors purchase a piece of Jurustic art for their home or garden. Jurustic Park is suitable for all.
To register for the photo walk, go to https://worldwidephotowalk.com. Look for the “Find a Walk” tab which will show up in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Enter your city, state, or zip code to find a walk near you. Click “search map”. A list of walks will populate under the map. Select the walk you want to join. A new page will load; click the green “Join Walk” button on the right side of the page just below the map.
There is a photo contest for those who register in advance. Check out the FAQ section at https://worldwidephotowalk.com/#FAQ to see the rules and prizes.