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 peole 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 incluidng people who ravel to our monthly meetings from as far away as Toodyay and Joondalup and Yanchep. All are welcome. Our excursions may also go beyond the Perth Hills, in 2017, for instance, on the September long weekend we  visited the Porongurups; and in 2018 we went to Kulin, in the Wheatbelt.

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 and visitors are welcome: from age 6 yrs to 96 and beyond. We are an inter-generational club.

Tea/coffee, biscuits and home-made cake provided after the meeting (including gluten free options). Plus there is an opportunity to win a door prize at each meeting for both visitors and members alike.

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 a minimum of a gold coin donation is encouraged from visitors for excursions. These are usually free for members.

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 meetings or excursions for a maximum of three times, following which they are encouraged to join the club.