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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 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 25||Keith Lightbody: Photographing wildflowers||Northern Subs|
|Jun 27||Brian Moyle: The Helena Aurora Ranges||Eastern Hills|
|Jul 22||Northern Suburbs members' workshop||Northern Subs|
|Nov 25||Annual General Meeting||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.
Herbarium meetings in the Lesmurdie Guide Hall some Sundays. Contact Lynda or Joan for further information (see the Branches web page for contact details).
Saturday May 10: Mother's Day plant sale from 9 am to 2 pm at Octagonal Hall.
Regular activities at Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest:
|Friday May 16||Photography group||Andre Lebel, 9298 8348|
|Currently in recess||Herbarium group||Arthur Blundell, 9573 1459|
|Some Wednesdays 9 am - 12 noon||Seed cleaning||Diana Drew, 9295 6659|
Murdoch branch is holding a Plant ID Workshop on Saturday, May 17 from 2-5 pm at Perry House. Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members. RSVP by close of business on May 8.
The annual excursion to Perenjori will take place in August.
Saturday April 26: Plant sale at the Landsdale Farm School, 9 am - 3 pm.
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|