Darling Range Branch


Darling Range Branch members on an excursion examining spider webs.

Darling Range Branch Committee 2017

  • Chair: Rachel Green
  • Deputy chair: Kevn Griffiths
  • Minutes Secretary: Mike Green
  • Treasurer: Mike Green
  • Committee: Peg Griffiths, Eric McCrum, Diana Papenfus, Susan Stocklmayer.

We hold meetings, excursions and courses to help you appreciate, learn about and enjoy nature in the Perth Hills. We are the one-stop shop for natural history, with experts and talks covering birds, flowers, fungi, geology, insects, trees, reptiles, mammals, nature photography, and more in the Perth Hills. We aim to inspire others in a love of natural history and to help people understand and learn more about it.

Our members come from, and our excursions cover, many of the areas of the Darling Scarp including Darlington, Glen Forrest, Gooseberry Hill, Helena Valley, Hovea, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Mundaring, Parkerville, Roleystone, Sawyers Valley, Swan View, Stoneville, and beyond. We draw people from the City of Armadale, the Shire of Kalamunda, the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan in particular, but not exclusively, and we get members and visitors from throughout Western Australia.

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held the second Friday of the month starting at 7:30 pm. Please arrive for 7.15pm.

Our monthly meetings are held in Kalamunda at the Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Road, off Mundaring Weir Road, Kalamunda, WA.

Our excursions or workshops are held throughout the Perth Hills and beyond on Fridays or weekends.

Tea/coffee, biscuits provided after the meeting. $3.00 door fee.

Meeting and excursion details are posted in the monthly Naturalist News, in a special bulletin to members, on our facebook page and on this website in the Event Calendar.

Visitors are welcome at any meeting or excursion.

Why not check out our Facebook page?

We also have a visitor’s mailing list which you can join if you want to automatically be kept up-to-date with, and invited to, our excursions, workshops and talks: click here to join it: http://eepurl.com/cxyJ71