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March 2019

The 2019 Serventy Memorial Lecture

26 March, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA., Hackett Drive
Nedlands, WA Australia
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A flyer of this information is available as a PDF download suitable for printing and distribution. For a copy → THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NATURALISTS’ CLUB   presents   The 2019 SERVENTY MEMORIAL LECTURE   Dr George Crisp     Biodiversity and Human Health:   How 'natural services' support our health and how changes in biodiversity and climate systems are affecting our health. What are the implications for the future?   Our understanding of health in modern society has focused on the health…

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Watermans Bay¦Beachcombing and Snorkeling

27 March, 10:00 am
Watermans Bay, Cnr West coast Drive and Ada St
Watermans, WA Australia
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with the NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH Meeting at the  Lawn Area at Watermans Bay next to playground, opposite Ada Street. Parking: along West Coast Highway or Watermans Reef car park on western side of West Coast Highway between Ada and Margaret St. We will take a walk along the Beach at Waterman’s Bay, examine the fossil corals then take a swim and a snorkel at Granny’s Pool. So bring your bathers and snorkel. Suggest you wear your bathers underneath as there are…

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Maylands Peninsular Circuit walk

31 March, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Maylands Peninsula, Barque Entrance and Hardey Rd
Maylands, Western Australia Australia
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A pleasant level walk along paths and tracks, with river views and birdlife.  Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear.  Bring morning tea, lunch and drinking water.  Afternoon Tea / Coffee back at the cars at the end of the walk for those who wish to stay. Location:         Maylands Time:               9:30 for 10:00 start  Meet:              Meet: car park, Hardey Rd / Barque Entrance junction, Maylands .

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April 2019

Botanical Work in Kimberley

5 April, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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With speaker Kevin Kenneally

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Reptiles of the Perth Hills and beyond – with live reptiles, by Amy Griffiths – at DRB Nats

12 April, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
“Home of the DRB”, Jorgensen Park Pavilion, end of Crescent Rd
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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A wonderful evening where we will all get the opportunity to learn about the reptiles that inhabit the Perth Hills and beyond. And get the opportunity to see some of them up close and personal. Our speaker is Amy Wild. She has a Bachelor of Biological Sciences with first class Honours, years working as fauna consultant handling wild reptiles and over four years working as a wildlife tour guide. She grew up attending the DRB! She is going to cover geckos, dragons, skinks and snakes and include live demonstrations. It is a must for any child or adult interested in reptiles. All this for only a donation of $3 per adult member and $5 per adult visitor/ $1 per child visitor. Come join us.

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Woodman Point Walk

14 April, 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Coogee, end of Jervoise Bay Cove
Coogee, Western Australia Australia

Location:         Coogee Time:               9:30amfor 10:00am start Meet:              meet in car park at boat ramp, end of Jervoise Bay Cove    Details:          The walk is 11 km along paved and sandy paths, and beaches. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear.  Bring morning tea, lunch and drinking water.  There are toilets at the meeting point. Contact:  Sue Gardner Ph. 9414 9417

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Woodman Point Walk

14 April, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Coogee, end of Jervoise Bay Cove
Coogee, Western Australia Australia
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Location:         Coogee Time:               9:30am for 10:00am start Meet:              meet in car park at boat ramp, end of Jervoise Bay Cove     Details:          The walk is 11 km along paved and sandy paths, and beaches. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear.  Bring morning tea, lunch and drinking water.  There are toilets at the meeting point.   Contact:  Sue Gardner Ph 9414 9417o

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FULL. Yalgorup National Park and Myalup Pines Cottages – a relaxing botanical, bird-filled weekend with the DRB

25 April, 2:00 pm-28 April, 10:30 am
Myalup Pines Cottages, 365 Forestry Rd
Myalup, Western Australia 6220 Australia
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FULL. The DRB are off to Yalgorup NP with its unique natural history. It is the largest national park on the Swan Coastal Plain & covers 12,888 hectares, including ten lakes. It protects a wetland system that is so significant for waterbirds it is recognised under the international Ramsar Convention. It also supports several threatened plant and animal species. The park’s crowning glories are the Lake Clifton Thrombolites. They present stunning views and photographic opportunities. There are nature walks through the Tuart and Peppermint woodlands suitable for most ages and fitness levels. We are staying at Myalup Pine cottages. The excursion is full to capacity - all rooms are booked and we have reached our numbers limit. There is a waiting list if you want to be considered should there be a cancellation.

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Sullivan Rock Walk

28 April, 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Perth, Australia

Time:               9:30amfor 10:00am start Meet:               Sullivan’s Rock rest area / car park, right side, Albany Highway, about 11 km past the Jarrahdale Rd junction.  Details:          About 12 km some steep climbing and rough walking but wonderful scenery.   Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear.  Bring morning tea, lunch and drinking water.   Contact:  Jack Moore Ph. 6209 3835

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May 2019

Cetaceans and other marine life of Perth and Bremer Canyons

3 May, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Leanne Sharp speaking on Cetaceans and other marine life of Perth and Bremer Canyons

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Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, with Erika Roper, at the DRB

10 May, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
“Home of the DRB”, Jorgensen Park Pavilion, end of Crescent Rd
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is an important bird which is under threat. Erika Roper is due to finish her PhD on Red-tailed black cockatoos in May 2019 and will incorporate a lot of general natural history about the birds as well as explain her research and its findings. Her talk will cover Red-tailed Black Cockatoo ecology, the urban range expansion, diet and foraging behaviours, communication, and how we can help conserve the cockatoos in a changing world. It will be a great night where you can learn more about this magnificent bird.

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Dryandra Woodland¦The Notley Late Easter Camp 2019

20 May-24 May

THE NOTLEY LATE EASTER CAMP 2019 Please use RSVP so that we know who is coming  whether you are camping or wanting a bunk in a cottage The camp this year will be at Dryandra Woodland for 5 days (4 nights) starting Mon 20 May. One of the cottages at Dryandra Village has been booked (bunk bed accommodation) and there is a camping option as well.  We will be hiring one or two cottages at Dryandra Village (bunk bed accommodation…

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