Darling Range Branch


Darling Range Branch members on an excursion examining spider webs.

Darling Range Branch Committee 2017-2018

  • Chair: Rachel Green
  • Deputy Chair: Kevn Griffiths
  • Treasurer: Mike Green
  • Social Secretary: Frankie Wallace
  • Committee: Eric McCrum, Sally Robertson.

We hold meetings, excursions and workshops 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. Our excursions may also go beyond the Perth Hills, in 2017, for instance, on the September long weekend we  visited the Porongurups.

Most people enjoy our DRB Nats meetings!

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held the second Friday of the month (except January) 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.

All ages and families are welcome. Currently our youngest members are 7 years old and our oldest 88.

Tea/coffee, biscuits and home-made cake provided after the meeting (including gluten free options).

A donation towards the running of the club is invited from members of $3.00 and from visitors of $5.00 (children $1.00). In some instances there may be a donation invited for some excursions.

Meeting and excursion details are posted monthly in The 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.