President’s Column – October 2020
Peter Hockley: Waxeye
COVID out………………Field Trips in!
Escaping Covid was obviously high on the agenda for those attending the Oamaru Coastal Aventure field trip recently with a turnout of more than 30 members. A well organised and well attended spring time field trip. I’m sure we all hope the days of lockdown, restrictions and cabin fever are now well behind us.
To help you escape over the next few months we have a number of events organised to suit almost everyone. Club nights with interesting and entertaining guest speakers. Field trips ranging from visits to public gardens, day trips to Castle Hill and Cave Stream, Hinewai on Banks Peninsula and Mountain flora at Arthurs Pass. And before the end of the year we have two workshops to help improve your photography. One, addressing the use of software for landscape photography. The other is a general critique session which many find useful in developing their photography technique.
So we have plenty to keep you photographically challenged in the lead up to Christmas. See the full details in this newsletter. Plans are also well underway for next year with some exciting events in the wind. The Catlins at Easter (cancelled this year because of COVID), Zelandia in Wellington, bird sanctuaries in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay at the top of the South Island are all possibilities for 2021.
NPSNZ membership renewals will be due soon. So to be able to attend any of the exciting events on next year’s calendar you will need to ensure your membership is current.
See you soon