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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 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 14||Brian Moyle: Gibson Desert||Perth||Jul 28||Andy Young: Tiny moth pollinators of Boronias & Leucopogons||Northern Subs|
|Aug 11||Matt Barrett: Northern Kimberley||Perth|
|Aug 25||Hans Lambers: Species richness in our most nutrient impoverished landscapes, deserving UNESCO inscription||Northern Subs|
|Sep 8||Jim Barrow (& Hazel Dempster?): Goodeniaceae||Perth||Sep 25||Dr. Neil Burrows: Lorna Glen||Eastern Hills|
|Oct 13||Allen Lowrie: Carnivorous plants||Perth|
|Nov 10||Bronwen Keighery: Swan coastal plain||Perth|
|Dec 5||Xmas party, hosted by N Subs at Henderson Centre. Walk at 6 pm, dinner 7 pm.||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.
Saturday May 16: Walk in Lloyd Hughes Park. Meet at 8.30 am at the main entrance to the park, cnr Martin & Marmion Sts.
Call Ann Baird for further information: 9390 2210.
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).
Annual Mother's Day plant sale: Saturday May 9. If you are logged on to facebook, you can click here to view or download a plant sale poster or a catalogue from the Society's facebook page.
Wildflower excursion to Watson's Way, Muckinbuddin: August 14 - 16.
Additional information about Murdoch branch events is available on the Society's facebook page. If you are logged on to facebook, click here to display the Events page.
Native garden design workshop: Saturday May 23 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Cockburn Wetlands, Hope Rd. Details on facebook.
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|
Walk through Woodman Point, led by WSWA Perth Branch and jointly hosted with the Urban Bushland Council: Saturday August 22.