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Annual General Meeting 2019 + the Fauna of Kings Park
1 February, 7:30 pm-8:00 pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019
The Annual General Meeting of the Western Australian Naturalists’ Club (Inc.) will be held prior to the General Meeting at 7.30. Note: The AGM is for the whole Club and it is important that members from all Branches attend. All Council positions will be vacated. Minutes of the previous (2018) AGM are posted on the Club’s website. Please note that five current members will not be renominating. Nominations are called for 14 positions, all of which will be vacated. Please note especially that the several people will not be renominating, so we need members to step forward.
- Vice President (2)
- Journal Editor
- Council Members (7)
For a Council nomination form, use the PDF form. Click on link ⇓ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 Nomination Form Nominations should preferably be emailed to the Organiser (details in summary box below) or mailed to the Secretary at the postal address shown by scrolling to bottom of the screen. Nominations will be accepted at the office up to Thursday 31 January 2019
The Fauna of Kings Park
The AGM will be followed by a presentation by Ryan Glowacki on the fauna of Kings Park, including information on the endearing Quenda which has made an amazing re-emergence and is now providing visitors with enjoyment and helping to improve the bushland ecosystem.
Ryan has been working for the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) within the bushland team for over 13 years.He began his journey as an Environmental Field Operator and as his knowledge and experience grew, found his way into more challenging roles of Environmental Team Leader and now as Bushland Manager of Kings Park and Bold Park bushlands.
Kings Park bushland comprises over 270 hectares of remnant vegetation and consists of a steep limestone escarpment rising prominently to 65 m above the Swan River, and a large sandy plateau of relatively flat terrain. The Mount Eliza Escarpment is characterised by a narrow band of low growing, dense limestone heath, whereas the larger plateau on the summit of Mount Eliza supports a mixed sheoak, eucalypt and banksia woodland.
Today, only 10% of the original Swan Coastal Plain ecosystem of the Perth region persist within conservation reserves. Kings Park bushland remains an important refuge for the rich diversity of flora, fauna and fungi it supports, including regionally significant and vulnerable species. The 324 native plant species growing in the bushland provide habitat for around 80 native bird species, 27 native reptile species, 6 native mammal species, hundreds of native invertebrate species, and over 350 species of fungi.
The talk will immerse the audience into the wonderful world of the fauna of Kings Park and include a look at the scientific research being undertaken that helps shape the way we manage the bushland.
The talk will include information on the endearing Quenda which has made an amazing re-emergence and is now providing visitors with enjoyment and helping to improve the bushland ecosystem. .