Western Australian Naturalists Club

Encouraging the study and protection of the natural environment

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Yanchep National Park walk

Yanchep National Park cnr Indian Ocean Dr, Old Yanchep Rd, Yanchep

The Ghost House Walk Trail offers plenty of interest and variety as it passes through Tuart forest, Banksia woodlands and coastal heath. There is a National Park entry fee.

Future Fire and the Future of the South West

"Hew Roberts" Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St., Nedlands

Our speaker Kingsley Dixon will overview what we know about the application of European fire on southwest species and ecosystems. The impacts, unintended consequences and why change is needed now before we irreversibly alter ecosystems at large landscape scales

Blackadder Creek and Talbot Road Reserve

Woodbridge Riverside Park First Ave, Woodbridge

This excursion will explore the physical and human (cultural) aspects of Blackadder Creek. Firstly, morning tea and gathering near Viveash floodplain at Woodbridge Riverside Park and Play Space. Then well have a short walk in the area to acknowledge current biodiversity. Afterwards, we’ll relocate to Talbot Road Nature Reserve (10 ...

Lake Leschenaultia walk

Lake Leschenaultia Conservation Park Rosedale Road, Chidlow

The walk is about 10 km, mainly flat ...

Insects and Viruses – Daniel Heald

Naragebup Rockingham Environment Centre Safety Bay Road after Lake Street, Peron

200 million years of co-evolution (and a great deal of ghastly death). There are over 1100 known viruses that infect insects, and over 500 that insects can transmit to vertebrates, and many that can devastate agriculture. But there are also viruses that insects use for their own purposes. A quick ...

Soil fungi and their responses to disturbance

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

Dr Anna Hopkins (ECU) talk will outline recent research examining the impact of disturbances such as drought, heatwaves, fire and loss of digging mammals on soil fungi and ecosystem function. Contact Organiser if you require further information

Waroona Dam Field Trip with KRM Branch

Waroona Dam Drakesbrook Hotel, Waroona

We will explore some of the surrounding woodland. With spring just around the corner there should be orchids and other flora in flower plus bird life in nesting mode.

Lake Badgerup Conservation Reserve¦GOLLY Walk

Lake Badgerup cnr Benmuni Rd, Shillington Wy, Wanneroo

Our visit is timed to coincide with the peak flowering season of the prolific Donkey Orchids. We will spend some time looking for Drosera

DRBNats showcase Bush Rehabilitation @ Jorgensen Park Kalamunda

Jorgeson Park Crescent Road, Kalamunda

Come and visit Jorgensen park - to learn about  best practice for rehabilitating bush areas  with Mick Davis, Chairman WA Landcare Network. Mick is a well known figure around Kalamunda, a proven environmental project manager and communicator, he is known for his broad ecological knowledge and community engagement experience to ...

Ellis Brook walk

Ellis Brook Valley Reserve Valley Head car park, Rushton Road, Martin

This is a scenic walk past a waterfall; about 11km. Some steep sections.

General Meeting and talk

"Hew Roberts" Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St., Nedlands

Pollination of Australian Plants with Byron Lamont. More details to come once confirmed.

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