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Talks for 2013
|Date||Speaker and subject||Branch|
|Feb 7||Philippa & Alex Nikulinsky: A shared vision||Murdoch|
|Feb 12||Hazel Dempster: Growing WA wildflowers in raised beds & containers||Perth|
|Feb 14||Alan Notley: Explorations by early botanists in WA||Armadale|
|Feb 22||Tamara Kabat (Cockatoo project officer, Birdlife Australia): Carnaby's black cockatoo, Great Cocky Count & revegetation||Eastern Hills|
|Feb 26||Joe Froudist: Wildflowers of the Mid-west||Northern Subs|
|Mar 7||Eric McCrum: Papua New Guinea||Murdoch|
|Mar 12||Brian Moyle: Tourist in the Desert||Perth|
|Mar 22||Eric McCrum: the Nullarbor plain||Eastern Hills|
|Mar 26||Lucy Commander: Seed germination strategies of desert flora||Northern Subs|
|April 4||Jean and Fred Hort: Treasures in the Northern Jarrah Forest||Murdoch|
|Apr 9||Merle Bennett: Plants of Ravensthorpe and Fitzgerald River||Perth|
|Apr 11||Bryony Fremlin: Anstey-Keane Damplands, Forrestdale||Armadale|
|Apr 19||Dr Alex George, AM: A botanical sandgroper abroad (in the Tamala room, Ecology Centre, Bold Park, Floreat at 6 pm)|
|April 23||Ray Froend: Drought mortality in the South West and Banksia woodlands||Northern Subs|
|Apr 26||Members' night - bring along slides, devices, anecdotes||Eastern Hills|
|May 2||David Hancock: Vegetation offsets - exploring environmental and commercial reality||Murdoch|
|May 9||Dr John Ryan: the Botanical Heritage of WA||Armadale|
|May 14||Paul Gioia: Western Australian biodiversity and the Internet: Using Online Resources Effectively||Perth|
|May 24||Frances Milhouse: Fungi||Eastern Hills|
|May 28||TBA||Northern Subs|
|June 6||Branch members' slide night||Murdoch|
|Jun 11||David Coates: Patterns of Genetic Variation and the Future of Plant Diversity in Western Australia||Perth|
|June 25||Ben Miller: Rare plant conservation survey at Mt Gibson||Northern Subs|
|July 4||Jim Barrow: Proteaceae of the South West: fourteen, felicitious, fabulous, fantastic family members||Murdoch|
|Jul 9||Bronwen Keighery: New Caledonia||Perth|
|Aug 13||Cristina Ramalho: Fragmentation of Banksia Woodland||Perth|
|Sep 10||Val English: The Last Patches: Conserving Threatened Ecological Communities in WA||Perth|
|Oct 8||Jim Barrow: Proteas of the South West: Fourteen Felicitous, Fabulous, Fantastic Family-Members||Perth|
|Nov 12||Greg Keighery: Vegetation of the Western Suburbs||Perth|
|Dec 7||Xmas party||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.
Herbarium re-opening on Feb 4th.
Herbarium meetings from 10 am at the Guide Hall in Sanderson Rd, Lesmurdie. 2013 dates TBA.
Annual pre-Mother's Day plant sale: Saturday May 11.
Regular activities at Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest
|3rd Friday of the month||Photography group||Ralph Darlington, 9295 4732|
|Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings, from Feb 1||Herbarium group||Arthur Blundell, 9573 1459|
|Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings, from Feb 8||Seed cleaning||Janet Atkins, 9295 2954|
April 27 - plant sale from 9 am to 3 pm at Landsdale Farm School, cnr Landsdale & Evandale Rds, Darch.
Sep 7-9 - Spring Fling & Wildflower Walks. Free guided walks in local bushland reserves, activities for kids, free sausage sizzle, native animals, plants for sale. Henderson Environment Centre, Groat St just behind North Beach Primary school, 10 am - 4.30 pm.
Free monthly guided nature walks each month, 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||Christine; phone 9447 2983|
|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||phone 9448 9192|
|Sep 7-9||Spring Fling & Wildflower Walks.||Christine on 9447 2983 or 0430013364.|