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April 2019

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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June 2019

Nature walk in Korung National Park in Pickering Brook – DRB Nats

30 June, 9:45 am-12:30 pm
Carmel Walk, Pickering Brook, Cnr Anembo Road/Morton Road
Pickering Brook, Western Australia Australia
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Join the DRB Nats for the Carmel WalK in the Korung National Park in Pickering Brook. Find out what has started flowering, which birds are around, the plants which are growing and more. The corner of Anembo and Morton Roads, Pickering Brook. Sunday 30th June 2019. Start: 9.45am registration for start at 10am-12.30 finish.

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July 2019

Knowing the birds in your garden, street or reserve – in Mundaring – with the DRB Nats

27 July, 9:15 am-12:30 pm
Shire of Mundaring Civic Centre, 7000 Great Eastern Highway,
Mundaring, Western Australia 6073 Australia
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Rachel and Mike Green, bird enthusiasts, will talk about how to identify, attract and care for the birds in your garden, reserve or street in the Shire of Mundaring. They will explain what the different birds look like, what features to look out for when identifying them, what birds eat, how to use birdbaths, bird perches, bird books, binoculars and bird boxes, and more. Mike will make sure you know how to tell the difference between all those special birds we call "LBBs" - little brown birds. Rachel will show you many excellent photographs of the birds, play videos of them so you can practise identifying them, and there will be a special segment on how to attract birds to your garden, and what plants, food and conditions they need. Come join us for an enthralling three hours of top bird information, and next month you will be invited to join Mike on a bird survey in Parkerville. Bookings are essential ...

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August 2019

Fungi, Flora, Insects and Birds of Wedgetail Reserve in Parkerville – with the DRB Nats

25 August, 9:45 am-12:30 pm
Wedgetail Reserve, Parkerville, Lake Valley Tce and Bookleaf Place
Parkerville, WA Australia
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The DRB Nats has been invited by the local landcare group co-ordinator to run a survey at Wedgetail Reserve in Parkerville. The reserve started as a barren clay wallow (cattle property for 40 years) and was formed as POS in a subdivision in the early 2000s. The only vegetation remaining was a fringing strip of struggling marri and casuarina. First planting of local canopy species took place in 2005 and 13 years and 42,000 plants later the area has been transformed. It has been a joint effort by community (Friends Group), students from CLM classes at Midland, School students from both primary and secondary schools, Prisons Dept, Water & Rivers, ALCOA, EMRC, Shire of Mundaring and the developer. In winter and spring the little creek fills, comp basins fill, local plants flower everywhere and birds and animals flow to enjoy the bounty. Now we need to know what is there! It will be run along the lines of the Glen Forest Superblock excursion last year where we divided into 4 groups. This year we will have a bird, an insect, a flora and a fungi group. Come join us.

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October 2019

Springtime Flora Spectacular – 3 days at Kulin – with the DRB

17 October, 2:00 pm-20 October, 12:30 pm
Camp Kulin, 90 Johnston St,
Kulin, WA 6365 Australia
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Join us for this exciting natural history weekend with the DRB Nats in Kulin. It is spring time - when the flowers will be at their best, and even the Eucalyptus Macrocarpas will be coming out. We came to Kulin in June 2018 and saw so much of interest, and had such a good time, that members have been adamant we must return in spring!

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