I'm hosting a photo walk at the Rome Sand Plains, west of Rome NY, on Sunday, April 5, 2009. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8080.html It might be too early in the season for flowers and butterflies, but I am hoping to obtain interesting landscapes. I'll be shooting MF. Important gear would be a tripod and waterproof boots. The walk will be guided by a local forestry expert. Anyone in the area is welcome to attend this free event. Let me know.