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DRB Nats Presents Mick Davis talking about Phascogales along with Indigenous Elder Neville Collard

12 August, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

DRB Nats Presents Mick Davis talking about Phascogales along with Indigenous Elder Neville Collard

Note: no RSVP required.

COVID19: Even though restrictions have eased, we will still be taking some precautions to protect members who attend:

  • Please do not attend if unwell
  • Wearing of masks is optional. 
  • Hand sanitiser will be available and should be used when entering.
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Cash handling will be minimised. Correct change sought at meetingsMember’s tables/ library / raffle all to have separate PPE and members to be encouraged to use.
  • Members and guest door prizes to revert to a numbering system used earlier in 2020
  • Proof of vacination not required. 


Mick Davis/Uncle Neville Bio’s

Mick Davis is a member of the Nature Reserves Preservation Group Inc. in Kalamunda. The group is focused on raising awareness for the Kalamunda local community of the value and threats to the local environment; and provide opportunities for the community to be involved in direct conservation action.

Mick is also the Chairperson of the WA Landcare Network, is involved in the National Landcare Network as a Members Council representative for WA, volunteers for the Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls Inc. and is a community representative for the City of Kalamunda’s Environmental And Sustainability Advisory Council (KESAC). When he’s not volunteering in support of local landcare, Mick works at the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council as a Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator, where he supports farmers across the region to undertake sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation programs.

Uncle Neville Collard is a Nyungar Elder, renowned and respected for his knowledge of Nyungar culture across Australia. He was instrumental in the formation of Perth’s Nyungar Patrol in 1998 and has a long history of telling the story of the Nyungar Nation through a series of interpretive cultural walk-trails and at many schools across WA. Uncle Neville has done so much work towards reconciliation it is impossible to capture in short, but if you ask him he will gladly tell you a story, or three!




  • Kids’ talk – one of your younger members will be giving a 5 minutes kids’ talk.
  • Boffins talk – A member will give an 8 minutes Boffins’ talk. Bryn will be giving a talk on “Photosynthesis”
  • 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.

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.  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.


12 August
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
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Bradley Cox


Kalamunda Community Centre
Kalamunda Community Centre, end of Crescent Rd, Off Mundaring Weir Road,
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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