North Park Wildlife Nature Photography Adventure

North Park Wildlife Nature Photography Adventure

Pro photographer Don Orkoskey | WDO Photography |


Gold Star Shelter

Lake Shore Drive, Wexford, PA 15090

Wexford, PA, US, 15090

Join me, pro photographer Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography at the Gold Star Shelter for my North Park wildlife nature photography adventure for January! This is part of my monthly nature photography walk series I lead for free around Pittsburgh. As always this is an all ages, all skill levels walk. As it is January please make sure to pay attention to the weather and dress appropriately. Additionally we’ll likely see birds and other small wildlife that can be hard to photograph without a telephoto lens. That doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t join us if you don’t have a telephoto lens, everyone is welcome!

I’m professional photographer Don Orkoskey, owner of WDO Photography. Join me as I lead this wildlife nature photography adventure on Sunday Jan 29th at 9:30 am.

More About Our Location

At this location in North Park there are often a lot of birds which winter-over that we can see and photograph. There are also often small mammals such as squirrels. We’ll be next to the lake and depending on the weather we may see ice fishing or possibly kayaking if the temperature keeps being as unpredictable as it has been thus far. To get to this location you’ll want to take E. Ingomar Road to Kumar Road. Turn in the direction of the bike shop onto Kumar but turn opposite of their parking lot at the stop sign onto Walter and keep right to Lake Shore. Lake Shore Dr. is a one-way road (accept for bikes and runners). The parking lot for Gold Star is on the right slightly more than a half mile from the beginning of Lake Shore Dr.

More About My Pittsburgh Photography Nature Walks

The North Park Wildlife Nature Photography Adventure is one in my monthly series of nature photography walks around Pittsburgh. These are all ages, all skill level nature photography walks. I started these during the pandemic as a way for people to get out, socialize safely, and to practice photography. It’s important to me that everyone is welcome at these walks. That’s why they’re designed to meet the needs of those who show up. When someone with mobility issues comes we make sure the walks don’t include uneven areas. If you bring along your kids we make sure the walk stays interesting for them. When you’ve got questions I’m always happy to answer them. These walks aren’t photography classes per say, but they are still great learning opportunities.

The best way to find out when future walks will happen is to sign up for my mailing list. If you have any questions about this walk, any other walks, or just want to say hi, please contact me!