Triangle Eno River State Park

Look for fall colors and small waterfalls in the park. We will meet at the parking lot directly after the park ranger area on the right (not the last parking area in park)
Also, look for the swinging bridge.
Masks will be required when social distancing in excess of 6′ is not possible
A specific map with directions will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

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Sylvan Heights – Triangle

Sylvan Heights Bird Park is designed to give visitors an unforgettable up-close experience with over 2,000 waterfowl, parrots, toucans, flamingos, and other exotic birds from around the world. Open to the public since October 2006, the 18-acre facility features spacious, walk- through aviaries displaying birds from South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The aviaries are surrounded by tranquil gardens and lush natural areas, which enhance the beauty of the birds on exhibit and immerse visitors in native North Carolina wildlife habitat.

We will meet for a group photo in front of their Visitor Center at 10AM. Tickets are $12.84 for ages 13-61 and
$11.77 of seniors 62+. Many people may already be members or have free
entrance with membership in other zoos. Attendees will be able to roam
through the outdoor areas of the park until 4PM. You may also take a
lunch break in the town of Scotland Neck and return to the park for the
afternoon. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL PUBLIC AREAS!

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Triangle White Oak Creek Greenway Wetlands

On September 23, 2020, we will meet at 7:30 am until 9 am (you are welcome to stay later) to shoot birds, turtles, and if you are lucky, beavers (there are two beaver dams). There is a fence that can be used if you don’t want to “lug” your tripod or monopod (although I will be bringing mine). The trail is used by walkers and cyclists, but I suspect “traffic” will be light early in the morning in October. Park on the west side of the Green Level Church Rd and cross the street going east. Walk past where a section of the White Oak trail comes in from the south and we should be there.
Masks are required as well as maintaining social distancing. If we are still in phase 2, then there will be a limit of 10 people. Please check local news to the current “phase” as time gets closer to determine what our maximum number is. If questions, my phone number is on the CNPA website members only section.

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Phelps Lake Night Photography

Night Photography at Pettigrew State Park on Lake Phelps to photograph the milky way and the comet (if it is
still visible)
The potential dates for the trip are August 20, plus or minus three
days, to take advantage of the moonless, dark sky on these dates. This
trip will be VERY dependent on the weather since we will need a good,
clear, cloudless night to photograph the milky way and comet. As a
result, the actual date will be decided a day or two before the trip is
scheduled. Since many folks will be traveling from the Raleigh area,
you may want to consider staying over night in one of the motels in
Plymounth, either the Holiday Inn Express or Rodeway Inn. The Holiday
Inn currently will give a rate of $99 per night if you ask for the
Photographer’s Rate. Everyone will be responsible for making their own
reservations and for cancellation if the trip dates change. Due to the
pandemic situation, the only restaurants in the area are fast food
take-out. So we suggest that you plan to bring most of your food for
the duration of the trip.
SINCE THE PANDEMIC IS STILL RAGING, EVERYONE WILL BE EXPECTED TO WEAR A
MASK WHEN THE GROUP IS TOGETHER AND TO MAINTAIN SAFE DISTANCING. IF YOU
REFUSE TO WEAR A MASK, THEN PLEASE DON’T ATTEND THIS TRIP!
Bob Cassanova will be leading this trip and will send out a brief “night
photography how-to” to all who express any interest in this trip.
Generally, you will need a camera capable of 30 sec exposure and ISO of
3200, high quality lens (wide and normal focal length), sturdy tripod,
bug repellent and headlamp with red LED. Equatorial mount is optional.
Other details to be included in the “how-to”.

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Pandemic

This is to setup a gallery to post 3 photos of what you’ve been shooting during the pandemic

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CNPA Water and Garden Creations Outing

We will have an outing at Frank Schwartz’ Water and Garden Creations on Saturday, June 27,
from 8:00 – 11:30 am. His address is 4618 Jackson-King Road in Raleigh (just south of
Garner). There are usually water lilies, lotuses, other flowers, dragonflies, and an occasional
frog to shoot. Come prepared for hot weather.
Follow the dirt drive back to the house and gardens and park in the obvious spots. Frank owns
this business and is very nice to let us come photograph in his yard. So, we usually donate $ 5,
which Jean will collect and give to him. In these coronavirus times, we are limiting the number
of photographers to 25, will have everyone maintain a social distance or 6 feet, and recommend
wearing face masks. We usually go to lunch afterwards but will put those plans on hold until
closer to the date. You can reach us at 919-673-8815 for any last-minute adjustments.

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Outing-Swan Lake – Charleston

https://www.sumtersc.gov/community/swanlake

We will have lunch in Sumter before traveling back

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Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary

Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, Birds and lake and boardwalk .

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