I think that it is safe to say that nearly everyone is eagerly awaiting the time when we can get back to doing things together—face to face. As a country and as a local community, we have made tremendous progress in knocking down the COVID-19 infections, thanks to the vaccines and to the measures taken by most people to limit the spread of the virus. THANK YOU, EVERYBODY!
Now that we are past June 15, many of the restrictions have been removed for group activities in Los Angeles County, at least for those who are vaccinated. We can now look for opportunities to get back together, but with a bit of caution. We are highly dependent on the L.A. County Parks Department for our ability to resume our monthly meetings at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, as well as our monthly plant walks there.
We will probably face fewer restrictions for outdoor field trips, but they may also be somewhat limited by our own sense of caution, at least for a while longer.
It is also possible that we, as a community, may experience some setbacks in our progress with the virus, with potential reimpositions of restrictions, so we need to remain flexible.
In the meantime, it is time to begin to make some plans. We know that this fall, we will have our regular program meetings, either in person or via Zoom. What would you like to see and hear about?
I am also confident that, beginning in July, we will be able to resume field trips for people who have been fully vaccinated. So, imagine where you would like to go and what you would like to see in the field.
Please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear about what you would want to do. It would be an extra bonus if you are willing and able to lead the suggested activity or help organize it.