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October 2018

Western Australian Reptile Park—Henley Brook

24 October, 10:00 am
Western Australian Reptile Park, 92 Henley Street
Henley Brook, Western Australia Australia
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GOLLY WALK: with the NS Branch. We need approximate numbers so please advise Organiser, Don Poynton, by 21 October if you will be attending. We will have a guided tour of the reptile park by Gane Doyle (Snr or Jnr), after which we will be free to wander through their small bush block looking for wildflowers that may still be flowering. Cost: Discounted entry fee for Club members is $10. NO EFTPOS – cash only please. Amenities: Toilets, BBQ, picnic…

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November 2018

John Forrest National Park

4 November, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
John Forrest National Park (West), cnr Morrison Rd and Swan Rd
Swan View, Western Australia Australia

Location: Swan View Time: 9:30 for 10:00 start Meet: car park off Pechey Road near Morrison Road intersection NOTE this carpark fills early but there is more parking across Morrison Road, in the lower carpark off Pechey Road Details: Easy walk, about 10 km, on good paths on both sides of Jane Brook, mostly in open woodland. An option to walk through the old train tunnel. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear. Bring…

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DRB Legends inaugural talk “My life as a naturalist” by Kevn Griffiths + the DRB AGM

9 November, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Jorgensen Park Pavilion, end of Crescent Rd
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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Our inaugural "Celebration of our DRB legends" talk will be given by Kevn Griffiths. He co-founded the DRB in 1974, is the author of "A Field Guide to the Larger Fungi of the Darling Scarp & South West of Western Australia", and our fungi leader. He is still on the committee of the DRB too as the Vice Chair. He will celebrate his 90th birthday in December. He will explain how his life as a naturalist started and the journey he has taken since including his interest in researching the fish, Gambusia affinis; and how he became interested in fungi. Warning: if you've been a long-standing member of the club don't be surprised to see yourself looking much younger in some of his early photos. He still has photos from 1974! He will be bringing his albums for people to look through on the night. It is also the DRB's AGM that night and our Chair will explain the progress the DRB has made in 2018, when we have broken all records for new memberships, total number of memberships, the numbers of people at an excursion and at an evening talk. Even our flora lists have reached impressive new highs. She will also explain the strategies we are putting in place to preserve the expertise of our DRB elders for current and future generations. Please join us and help us acknowledge and celebrate one of our leading DRB elders.

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Interactive native bee identification workshop with Dr Terry Houston – at the DRB – ticketed event

17 November, 1:45 pm-5:00 pm
Venue details to be given on booking, Perth Hills
Western Australia, Australia
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This is a day-time, interactive workshop on native bees with Dr Terry Houston. It is a ticketed event and there are only 40 tickets available. Everyone who wants to attend has to book in. Bookings are now open for all WA Nats' club members. If there are tickets left, bookings open to visitors on Wednesday 24th October at 8am. The minimum age of attendees is 10 years. We will also have a waiting list so if there are cancellations people on the waiting list will be given priority. Bookings are only taken through the website - please RSVP.

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Young Naturalists Nightstalk

17 November, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Craigie Bushland, Whitfords Ave
Craigie, WA 6025 Australia
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Join us on Saturday evening for a nightstalk in Craigie bushland. The 50 hectares of bushland is entirely fence to protect the thriving population of Quenda (Southern Brown Bandicoots). As night falls we should have a good chance of seeing Quendas and the excitement will be - what else will we find? Please bring lots of enthusiasm (with the intention to be quiet), your torch covered with red cellophane so there is no white light (we won't be using white…

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Shoalwater Bay Rockingham Summer Walk

18 November, 7:15 am-12:00 pm
Shoalwater Bay Rockingham Summer Walk, Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road
Shoalwater, Western Australia Australia
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Location: Shoalwater (near Rockingham) Time: 7:15am for 7:30am start Meet: Northern end of Mersey Point Carpark near corner of Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road Shoalwater, Details: The walk is an easy walk along beach and road from Mersey Point to John Point and return. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear. Bring morning tea and drinking water. There are toilets near the meeting point. Contact: Norm and Sylvia Hodgkinson Ph 9527 2383

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December 2018

The wonders and ways of nature photography in Western Australia: with Simon Nevill – at the DRB

14 December, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Jorgensen Park Pavilion, end of Crescent Rd
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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Simon Nevill is an acclaimed photographer, author and ornithologist who has specialised in producing books on Western Australia covering the world of nature, wildflowers, birds and national parks. He has captured the stunning beauty of this vast state. His books include: "A Panoramic Journey through Western Australia", "Guide to the wildflowers of Western Australia", "Travellers Guide to the Parks and Reserves of Western Australia" and "Birds of Western Australia", amongst others. He will be freshly back from his latest big project out in the deserts. A night not to be missed by nature lovers, professional photographers and would-be photographers, whether children or adults.

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September 2019


8 September 2019, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 10:00am on day second of September, repeating until 13 September 2019

Bamfords Garden Kingsley, Australia + Google Map

Let’s make next year our best-ever year for speakers and events! Come along to the planning meeting with your ideas and contacts; all members welcome! When & where? From 10 am to 2 pm (breaking for lunch – BYO) at Foss's  house in Maylands. Address given on RSVP to info@wanaturalists.org.au or 9228 2495 (office) or even the RSVP system attached to this event If you have fantastic ideas but can't attend, send your ideas and suggestions prior to the meeting.

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