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DRB Nats May Talk: Mick Davis – Passionate Ecologist and Community Educator

14 May, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

DRB Nats May Talk: Mick Davis – Passionate Ecologist and Community Educator


COVID19: The DRB Nats committee have met and decided that it is now safe for this event to go ahead and we will be taking some precautions to protect members who attend:

  • Hand sanitiser will be available and should be used when entering.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Volunteers will be organised to clean the facility before and after the event.
  • You will be required to give your details to volunteers who will complete a register or persons attending.
    Please do not attend if unwell. 


Talk Topic

‘Energy moving through our natural ecosystems; understanding the ebb and flow of natural systems’

Background on Speaker

Mick Davis is currently the President of the WA Landcare Network, which helps landcare groups across the state and at national level. His previous roles include on the Kalamunda Environmental Advisory Committee, Plantrite Nursery, Environmental Friends Group Officer for the City of Kalamunda, Biodiversity Program Coordinator for Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management, Ecologist for Dept of Parks and Wildlife, and Woodland Watch Project Officer for World Wildlife Fund Australia.

A proven environmental project manager and communicator, he uses his broad ecological knowledge and community engagement experience to make biodiversity knowledge easy to understand and available to everyone.

He aims to achieve regional, national and global conservation outcomes that protect our planets rich biodiversity.


  • Kids’ talk – one of your younger members will be giving a 5 minutes kids’ talk – details to be announced
  • Boffins talk – A member will give an 8 minutes Boffins’ talk – this will be by Shelley, talking about Orchids.
  • Nature road show”. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring items to place on the display table or to send photographs to the MC in advance, e.g. a sample flower, an insect, and so on – anything of natural history interest that has legally been obtained. If we have time, one of our experts will identify them or briefly talk about them, or the person bringing them can talk about where they saw it, etc. Photographs are particularly welcome, as everyone can see them. If you wish to show a photograph please email it, no later than the day before, to our MC for this night, and she/he will include it on her PowerPoint slides. We have a dedicated email for this purpose” DRBChair@wanaturalists.org.au
  • Thing of the month / Things coming up next month: These two presentations are about things in nature happening this month and things coming up, so if you have any photos or information, send them to: DRBChair@wanaturalists.org.au
  • Door prizes: You could also be the lucky winner of a door prize. We make sure there are prizes for both members and visitors.
  • Raffle: We will have a great raffle  – please raid your piggy bank for a bit more cash, $5 for 3 tickets.

Time: Please come at 7.15pm or earlier if you wish, for a 7.30pm start as we start promptly. We are open from 6.45pm. We finish formal proceedings no later than 9.30pm and stay for refreshments and socialising afterwards any time up until 10.20pm.

Donation: All this for only a donation of $3 per person for adult members ($0 for child members), and $5 per adult visitor and $1 per visiting child to help with the costs of running the club, venue hire, insurance and so on. Includes tea and coffee and home-made cake and biscuits (including gluten free). Please bring the right CASH to help us avoid long queues. Thanks. We do not have EFTPOS facilities yet.

Entrance: It is a condition of entry that everyone signs in on arrival, thank you.

Parking: Free parking right outside.

Wheelchair access: Everything is on one level.

Toilets: Are inside.

Bookings: No bookings required.

See you there for fabulous night.


14 May
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
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Kalamunda Community Centre
Jorgensen Park, Crescent Rd
Kalamunda, WA 6076
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