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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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|