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To check branch locations and meeting times, go to our Branches page
For location maps, go to our up-coming events page

NOTE: Additional information about some branch events is posted on the Society's facebook page.
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Talks for 2015

Date Speaker and subject Branch
Feb 5 Christine Allen: Back from the brink of extinction - the conservation of 2 endangered plant species in the Stirling Range region Murdoch
Feb 10 Mark Brundrett: Diversity and pollination ecology of WA orchids Perth
Feb 12 Dr Jen Francis: Attracting frogs to the garden Armadale
Feb 17 AGM Albany
Feb 24 Allen Lowrie: Carnivorous plants of Australia Northern Subs
Feb 27 BYO BBQ night with speaker Kevin Theile (head of WA Herbarium): Species,taxonomy,genomics you - a guide for the perplexed Eastern Hills
Mar 5 Lyn Abbott: Soils biology for Australian plants Murdoch
Mar 10 Greg Keighery: WA's biogeographic wildflower regions Perth
Mar 24 Kristina Lemson, ECU: Ericaceae Northern Subs
Mar 27 Judith Harvey: Western woodlands Eastern Hills
Apr 9 Eric McCrum: Fungi Murdoch
Apr 9 Gillian Stack: Roadside Vegetation - Life in the Disturbance Zone Armadale
Apr 14 Lynne Milne: Fossil plant history of Southwest WA Perth
Apr 17 Fred & Jean Hort: Wildflowers & pollinators Eastern Hills
Apr 28 Paul Doughty, WA Museum: Frogs in Perth Northern Subs
May 7 Sue Dempster: Landscaping Murdoch
May 12 Margaret Langley: Little Sandy Desert Perth
May 14 Bob Dixon: Establishing A Native Garden Armadale
May 22 Andrew Mitchell: The botany of cracking soils in the Pilbara Eastern Hills
May 26 Hazel Dempster, Sally Page & Jeff Mountstephen: Red trees at Ant Hill Northern Subs
Jun 4 Member's night Murdoch
Jun 9 Bob Dixon - Everlastings in the bush and in your own backyard Perth
Jun 23 Northern Suburbs 30th Anniversary - member's memories of 30 years Northern Subs
Jul 2 Fire ecology Murdoch
Jul 9 Shapelle McNee: Helena and Aurora Range Armadale
Jul 14 Brian Moyle: Gibson Desert Perth
Jul 25 Edie Wajon: Gondwana link (Saturday afternoon 2 pm) Eastern Hills
Jul 28 Andy Young: Tiny moth pollinators of Boronias & Leucopogons Northern Subs
Aug 6 Murdoch student presentations Murdoch
Aug 11 Matt Barrett: Northern Kimberley Perth
Aug 13 Dr Neville Marchant: Plant Diversity - Refuge and Gondwana Armadale
Aug 25 Hans Lambers: Species richness in our most nutrient impoverished landscapes, deserving UNESCO inscription Northern Subs
Aug 28 10.30 am at the WA Herbarium: to reserve a place, email BEFORE August 14 Eastern Hills
Sep 3 Eddy Wajon: Gondwana Link Murdoch
Sep 8 Jim Barrow: Goodeniaceae Perth
Sep 10 David Knowles: Macro-invertebrates - our spineless wonders Armadale
Sep 22 Michael Morcombe: wildlife and pollination Northern Subs
Sep 25 Dr. Neil Burrows: Lorna Glen - research & other activities Eastern Hills
Oct 1 Nancy Scade: Garden Tourism Murdoch
Oct 8 Dr Ken McNamara, Cambridge University: WA flora biodiversity - 400 M year journey to present day Armadale
Oct 13 Allen Lowrie: Carnivorous Plants Perth
Oct 23 Timothy Hammer, PHD student from America: Ptilotus Eastern Hills
Oct 27 Judith Harvey: Salmon Gums in the G. W. Woodlands Northern Subs
Nov 5 Hans Lambers: Kwongan - UNESCO Wild Heritage nomination Murdoch
Nov 8 AGM Darling Range
Nov 10 AGM & Bronwen Keighery: Swan coastal plain Perth
Nov 12 Michael Morcombe, nature photographer: Wildflowers and Pollination Armadale
Nov 24 AGM & Eddy Wajon: Chingarup in Gondwanalink Northern Subs
Nov 27 AGM & Walking Together documentary with Dr Stephen Hopper & Dr Noel Nannup. Bring-a-plate supper. Eastern Hills
Dec 3 AGM & members night Murdoch
Dec 5 Xmas party, hosted by N Subs at Henderson Centre. Walk at 6 pm, dinner 7 pm. Northern Subs, Perth

Honor Venning Library

The Honor Venning Library in Perry House is open from 1 - 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, with the exception of January. You are welcome to come and browse our collection of books on plants.

Excursions and Activities


Branch outing on the Saturday following each meeting.

Darling Range

Herbarium meetings on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 10 am.
Locally guided walks March through to November: meet at the Lesmurdie Guide Hall on the 4th Sunday of the month at 10 am. Note: Contact Lynda in advance to confirm (see the Branches page for contact details).


For information about Murdoch branch events, go to the Society's facebook page. If you are logged on to facebook, click here to display the Events page.

Northern Suburbs

November 7: Plant Sale at Landsdale Farm School, Evandale Rd, Darch.

Free monthly guided nature walks each month with the exception of January, approx 1 hour long, starting at 8am. See seasonal changes in plant & animal life in your bushlands.

Date Meeting Place and/or Activity Contact
1st Saturday Landsdale Conservation Park behind Landsdale Rd, approx 100 metres east of Evandale Rd, Darch Phylis; phone 9349 9105
2nd Saturday Koondoola Regional Bushland. Meet Koondoola Avenue opposite Burbridge Ave David; phone 9448 9192
3rd Saturday Lake Gwelup Reserve. Meet Scout Hall Carpark near tennis courts, Huntriss Road, Gwelup Christine; phone 9447 2983
4th Saturday Star Swamp Bushland. Meet Henderson Centre at end of Groat Street, North Beach Christine; phone 9447 2983
5th Saturday Trigg Bushland. Meet in carpark between St Mary's School & Millington Reserve (off Elliot Rd), Karrinyup David; phone 9448 9192