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Panther Ridge Meetup 2

  • Jan 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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**THIS MEETUP IS ONLY OPEN TO ATTENDEES WHO ARE NOT ATTENDING THE JANUARY 20TH MEETUP AT PANTHER RIDGE. If you are on the waiting list for January 20th, please remove yourself from that waiting list after RSVP'ing "YES" for this meetup to give others the opportunity to attend should another spot open up. However, you may be on both waiting lists at the same time.**

We will be meeting at 10am, and the tour is limited to a maximum of 15 people. The cost is $35/pp via cash or check, which is tax deductible (checks can be made payable to Panther Ridge Conservation Center)

2012 was a difficult year for Panther Ridge with the loss of a few cats. It's important to remember that this is a sanctuary for cats, and for many of them it is an opportunity to live out their lives in a happy, healthy environment. Panther Ridge cares for all the medical needs of these magnificent cats. There are a few new additions as well to Panther Ridge joining some of our favorite feline entertainers like Bella, Amos, Ming and Suki.

No Shows: Although no-shows are inevitable, PLEASE change your RSVP as quickly as you can so that people on the waiting list can be placed in the active list. Panther Ridge offers this tour to us at a great discount, and every no-show is donation money they lose. For those of you that have visited Panther Ridge in the past, you know hat Judy works with the animals assisting us in getting those great shots. (Not that she has to do much, these cats are very photogenic) The facility still offers the best means to get up close and person with some magnificent big cats. Here is a link to a map from google with directions from 441 and Lake Worth Road.

DIRECTIONS https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=115212374069271044529.000490005e780bb9e9d82&ll=26.613239,-80.253325&spn=0.057092,0.086946&t=h&z=14 There will be a sign outside saying "Panther Ridge".

PLEASE PARK OUTSIDE THE GATE: Please park on the grass outside the gate area. Although the gate will be closed, you just need to slide it open to enter the facility. Please close the gate after you enter. The address is 14755 Palm Beach Point Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414 (The entrance is actually on S. Road. If your GPS takes you down Palm Beach Point, continue to S. Rd, and then go North. It will be directly on your right.

Equipment:

For the most part a zoom lens is best. You will be shooting through chain link fencing. Monopods and Tripods are permitted. Flashes can be used, unless it begins to agitate the animals.

Additional Info
Some people may want to bring bug spray, especially if it has rained recently. Contact me (Dan Bodenstein) through meetup.com if you have any questions.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could have made it but did not get the notice off waiting list until I woke up @ 10:30. I will try to catch the next one

    January 29, 2013

  • george s.

    thanks Dan and Jules it was great shooting these beautiful cats and special thanks Judy Berens and her staff

    January 28, 2013

  • Patty G.

    Thanks, Jules! I, too loved seeing the cats. Judy runs a wonderful facility and it's heartwarming to see how well the cats are cared for. Look forward to the next event!

    January 28, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Had a great time today with the group. Thanks for hosting Jules. If you like this kind of sanctuary, there is another in the Acreage. http://www.mccarthyswildlife.com/index.html

    January 28, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thanks for hosting Jules. Great day. Hope I got a few good shots.

    January 27, 2013

  • Jules M.

    Was a gorgeous day in Wellington at Panther Ridge! Thanks to the 14 of the 17 people who showed up!! The cats were in great form and great photos were taken by all! Cannot wait for them to be posted on here:)

    January 27, 2013

  • Ginger B

    Thanks for a great meetup!

    January 27, 2013

  • Mark R.

    I just got an email saying I am off the waiting list and on the to-go list. Looking forward to it. I know there was talk about paying in advance vice paying when we get there. Do I need to do so, or just bring the money with me?

    January 26, 2013

    • Jules M.

      Hi Mark, please bring the cash or check for $35 with you to the vent. Thanks!

      January 26, 2013

  • karen s.

    What a great surprise! So delighted to get the opportunity and to meet others with a passion for the great outdoors.

    January 26, 2013

  • Jules M.

    I can post exact directions later tonight. However if some of you would like to meet at a location in Lake Worth and then follow me, I would be fine with that.

    January 22, 2013

    • Kim L.

      I need directions!

      January 22, 2013

    • Jules M.

      Kim, did you see the directions I posted the other day?

      January 25, 2013

  • george s.

    hi dan i never receive your call did i miss your call
    please call me at[masked]
    thanks

    January 24, 2013

  • george s.

    great dan i will wait for your call

    January 22, 2013

  • Jules M.

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on Sunday! The specific directions are as follows: *Take the Turnpike or 441/SR7 to Lake Worth Road and head west.
    *Take Lake Worth Road until it ends at S. Shore Road. I believe there is now a stop light here.
    *Turn left (south) onto S Shore Road.
    *Turn right at the stop sign at 50th Street.
    *50th Street curves to right and turns into South Road.
    *Stay on South Road until you reach the stop sign. Go stratight at this stop sign, even though your GPS will tell you to turn right onto Palm Beach Point Blvd.
    *The entrance gate to Panther Ridge will be just thru this stop sign on your right hand side.
    *Please park on the grass OUTSIDE the gate. Slide the gate open to walk in to the facility and please CLOSE THE GATE behind you.
    **My cell is[masked] should there be an issue/question or you get lost. **If you do need to cancel, PLEASE DO SO AS FAR IN ADVANCE AS YOU CAN: there are 9 people on the waiting list for this event. Thanks!!

    January 22, 2013

  • george s.

    hi dan i was on the waiting list for the 1st meet up and on sunday morning i saw that i was added to the list but it was to late for me to make it there on time specially from miami,i did remove myself but also i was looking at feedback that there where lots of no show i will love to make it to the second meetup but i'm still on the waiting list is there any thing we could do to confirm who we be going or not a day or two before the meetup
    thanks george[masked]

    January 21, 2013

    • Dan B.

      George, I will call you later today. The problem with confirming the list 1 or 2 days before is that people tend to cancel around that time, and those on the waiting list get bumped up.

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm signed up for the january 20th event, but something unexpected came up and I have to go out of town. Is there anyone on this list who would like to go this weekend instead and switch with me?

    January 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will do that in the event I can't work things out.

      January 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Charlotte! Thank you so much. Sorry for the delay, but I hadn't checked my e-mail for a few hours. As it turns out, I will no longer be going away this weekend. So, unless you're in a tight spot and need to switch as well, I will keep my spot for this weekend. Thanks again!

      January 15, 2013

  • Ginger B

    I removed myself from the list on the 20th, so I could attend this event. Thank you for planning a second trip!

    January 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem! Thank you for being courteous to others who are waiting, and I hope you guys have a lovely time! :)

      January 11, 2013

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