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Talks for 2014

Date Speaker and subject Branch
Feb 6 Eddy Wajon: Queensland 2013 ANPSA wildflower tours Murdoch
Feb 11 Greg Keighery: Coppercups and relatives Perth
Feb 13 Penny Hollick: WA native orchids Armadale
Feb 18 AGM Albany
Feb 25 Digby Growns, BGPA: Breeding new Grevillea cultivars with a West Australian flavour Northern Subs
Feb 28 BBQ night - byo meat/fish & a salad or dessert to share, as well as your holiday slides, photos, anecdotes - invite a friend Eastern Hills
Mar 6 Pauline Grierson: Tree rings and paleoclimate Murdoch
Mar 11 Hazel Dempster: Trigger plants Perth
Mar 13 Annual General Meeting with members' slides Armadale
Mar 25 Peter Coyle: The Great Western Woodlands - a botanical wonderland Northern Subs
Mar 28 Jenny Bevan: Geological highlights of WA Eastern Hills
Apr 3 Darryl Hardie: Pests and Diseases of Native Plants Murdoch
Apr 8 Mark Brundrett: Orchids Perth
Apr 10 Dr Eddy Wajon: ANPS Conference, Queensland Armadale
Apr 22 Giles Hardy, Murdoch Uni: Phytophthora diseases in the South-West of WA and what they mean for natural & managed ecosystems Northern Subs
Apr 25 No Friday evening meeting due to clash with Anzac Day - Sat a.m. workshop instead, see Activities below Eastern Hills
May 1 Mark Brundrett: Orchid identifications Murdoch
May 13 Bruce Maslin: Acacia since the completion of 'Flora of Australia' Perth
May 8 Dr Paul Armstrong: The botanist and mine site exploration Armadale
May 23 Margaret Larke: Granites of the North-Eastern wheatbelt Eastern Hills
May 27 Judy Fisher: Can the soil seed bank tell us what to propagate? A Star Swamp study Northern Subs
Jun 5 Members' slide night Murdoch
Jun 9 Dr Trudy Paap: Marri Canker Perth
Jun 12 TBA Armadale
Jun 25 Keith Lightbody: Photographing wildflowers Northern Subs
Jun 27 Brian Moyle: The Helena Aurora Ranges Eastern Hills
Jul 3 Keith Lightbody: Wildflower photography Murdoch
Jul 8 Bronwen Keighery: Wildflowers of Subiaco Perth
Jul 10 Christmas in July: Food and festivities Armadale
Jul 22 Peter Coyle: The Great Western woodlands - a botanic wonderland Northern Subs
Jul 26 Afternoon of fun, games, talks Eastern Hills
Aug 7 Murdoch University students present their research projects Murdoch
Aug 12 Branch members K Smith, J Barrow, L Roberts: Tales from the Urban Native Garden Perth
Aug 14 Hans Lambers: The Swan coastal plain soils and associated plants Armadale
Aug 23 Meet at Tilbrook St. entrance of Glen Forrest Primary School at 3 pm to look at rehabilitation there with Kathy Wood Eastern Hills
Aug 26 Hazel Dempster: Plant hunting for horticulture Northern Subs
Sep 4 Ross McKenzie: Poisonous Australian Native Plants Murdoch
Sep 9 Dr Siegfried Krauss: The story of Tuarts Perth
Sep 11 Eric McCrum: The flora of the Fitzgerald National Park Armadale
Sep 23 Trish Brennan & Sonja Creese: Kaarakin, habitat for Black Cockatoos Northern Subs
Sep 26 Tanya Llorens: The importance of remnant vegetation Eastern Hills
Oct 2 Tim Fisher: Rehabilitation projects in regional parks Murdoch
Oct 9 Dr Jennifer Francis: Frog ID and how to attract frogs to gardens Armadale
Oct 14 Dr Adam Cross: Aldrovanda - the aquatic Venus Flytrap Perth
Oct 24 Cathy Car: Karajini - there and back Eastern Hills
Oct 28 Sue Dempster: Water value in modified landscapes Northern Subs
Nov 6 Greg Keighery: The future of the Myrtaceae family Murdoch
Nov 11 AGM and 25th anniversary celebration at the Amarin Thai, Subiaco. $30 banquet. RSVP by 1/11 to Bronwen on 9381 4062 Perth
Nov 13 Sue Dempster: Wildflower Society - Where To From Here? Armadale
Nov 25 AGM & Mark Brundrett: Wheatbelt orchid rescue project - a scientific approach to orchid conservation Northern Subs
Nov 28 AGM & Andrew Brown: an introduction to Wurmbeas Eastern Hills
Dec 4 AGM and members' slide night Murdoch
Dec 6 Christmas walk and brunch - details TBA Murdoch
Dec 6 Evening walk & joint Christmas party at Perry House Perth &
Northern Subs

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 in the Lesmurdie Guide Hall some Sundays. Contact Lynda or Joan for further information (see the Branches web page for contact details).

Eastern Hills

Regular activities at Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest:

Dates Event Contact
Currently in recess Photography group Andre Lebel, 9298 8348
Currently in recess Herbarium group Arthur Blundell, 9573 1459
Currently in recess Seed cleaning Diana Drew, 9295 6659

Northern Suburbs

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