Programs for Club Year
September 2019- May 2020
September 18, 2019 – Mike Shaw (https://www.
Salon judge: Mike Prokosch
October 16, 2019 – J. Arthur Anderson Become aware of the photographic opportunities that the Badlands has to offer, including a broad range of animals and geologic features that are present in the national park. This presentation will provide comprehensive information about Badlands animals, including finding and photographing buffalo, mule deer, badgers, antelope, eagles, owls, prairie dogs, coyotes, bighorn sheep and bobcats. The overview will also discuss topics such as landscapes, weather, and photographic equipment and techniques.
Salon judge: J. Arthur Anderson
November 20, 2019 – Steve Hogg – Camera Trap Photography Learn what trail cameras the Three Rivers Park District has used for their citizen science program and how to set up a camera to ensure you get good quality photos. Steven Hogg (Wildlife Supervisor at Three Rivers) will also discuss what data has been acquired through this program and show off some of the neat photos that have been taken by volunteers for the District.
Salon judge: Kathy Bishop
December 19, 2019– HOLIDAY SOCIAL and presentation: MNPC Member Mike Sweet will discuss Alaska Photography including travel options and subjects to photograph in and around Nome and Barrow (now Utquiagvik). From flowers to animals and landscapes to historic landmarks, there are many opportunities to trip the shutter.
Salon judge: John Pennoyer
January 15, 2020 – John Moriarty – John has been studying Minnesota’s Natural History for over 30 years. He is currently the Senior Wildlife Manager for the Three Rivers Park District. He works on restoring and managing wildlife habitats, especially prairies. He has conducted species reintroductions of Bullsnake, Plains Hog-nosed Snake, and Regal Fritillary butterfly. John is the author or editor of numerous Natural History books including “Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota”, “A Field Guide to the Natural Word of the Twin Cities.” Copies of these books will be available at the MNPC meeting for viewing and purchase.
Salon judge: Baz Nodad
February 19, 2020 – Mariann Cyr – Spring is Coming: When and Where to Find Minnesota Wildflowers. Learn to follow Minnesota wildflowers through the seasons, including photo tips, general bloom time, and places to look.
Salon judge: Don Tredinnick
March 18, 2020 – Don Tredinnick – Winter Macro Photography
Salon judge: Mariann Cyr
April 15, 2020
Salon judge: Nancy Cox
May 20, 2020 – Year End Awards Program