In the light of the current restrictions on group gatherings, interstate and regional travel and exclusions of public access to many national parks and state forests, the organising committee of the Australian Naturalists Network has very reluctantly decided to postpone the get-together planned for this September in Stanthorpe.
Although this get-together is some months away, it is difficult to predict when life may return to normal and we therefore decided it was only fair to make an early decision so that potential participants could cancel their travel and accommodation arrangements. We were very much looking forward to showcasing the diverse natural values and beautiful scenery of Queensland’s Granite Belt as the region is starting to recover from drought and bushfires following recent rain.
If it is agreeable to the Australian Naturalists’ Network Steering Committee, we are hoping to be able to offer the get-together at about the same time in 2022.
Meanwhile stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing some of you visit our special part of Australia in 2022.
(On behalf of the Stanthorpe Field Naturalist Club ANN 2020 Organising Committee)