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Four Seasons at Al Sabo Land Preserve

Al Sabo Land Preserve is this place in Kalamazoo County, just under 800 acres set aside by the City of Kalamazoo primarily for the purpose of mining the water.  See Wikipedia writeup.

It’s a great site for photographers, runners, hikers, bikers – and other than a scattering of pumps and related infrastructure to support water mining (and a recent paved trail), and of course foot/bike trails and a few lookout platforms and the Consumers Energy right of ways, the place is largely unchanged since the last clear-cut that devastated it probably over 60 years ago (a basic guess based on the relative age of the forest, another guess).  Fortunately, Al Sabo (a Kalamazoo City employee) had the foresight to create a preserve, so nature has had a chance to make a nice comeback.

This long term project, “Four Seasons at Al Sabo Land Preserve”, is being maintained here.

3/24/2019:  Jansen Photography has created a new site that will be dedicated to the art of sound.  It’s in its infancy, but will eventually become a focus of our effort:  https://naturesoundpro.com.

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WordPress plugin scam?

I purchased a gallery plugin that was one of the fastest I demoed and worked well on all the devices I tested, but had two glaring problems.  More

Al Sabo Land Preserve flowers, blooms, b...

The diversity of wildflowers in this place is amazing.  I’ve barely scratched the surface over the years, but it made sense to start cataloging a selection of what I’ve found so far, in blog form of course.  All photos found on this post were taken within the borders of Al Sabo Land Preserve in Kalamazoo County, USA.  More

Using two vintage Ambrotypes for our 201...

We have a number of Ambrotype images from around 1855 that have been passed down from long gone relatives.  Two in particular are Winter scenes, and I’m planning on using the images for our 2015 Christmas card.  More

Wonder why a link brought you here?

On 11/28/2015 I converted my old website to WordPress to make it more accessible to small platforms, especially phones and tablets.  More

About Jansen Photography (a more casual ...

Jansen Photography was started out of a desire to do something serious with a long term passion for photography, more serious than just treating it as a hobby.