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The wonders and ways of nature photography in Western Australia: with Simon Nevill – at the DRB

14 December 2018, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

Main Talk

Speaker: Renowned naturalist and author of many great wildlife books of Western Australia, Simon Nevill, is our closing speaker for the year.

Topic: The wonders and ways of nature photography in Western Australia

Date: Friday 14th December 2018 at 7.15pm

Venue: Jorgensen Park Pavilion, at the end of Crescent Road, Off Mundaring Weir Road, Kalamunda.

Speaker background: Simon Nevill is an acclaimed photographer, author and ornithologist, who has travelled throughout most of Australia, particularly Western Australia, photographing it. Over the last few years he has specialised in producing books on Western Australia. He has captured the stunning scenery of this vast state. His books include: “A Panoramic Journey through Western Australia”, “Guide to the wildflowers of Western Australia”, “Travellers Guide to the Parks and Reserves of Western Australia”, “Guide to the Wildlife of Perth and the Southwest”  and “Birds of Western Australia”, amongst others. He will be freshly back from his latest big project out in the deserts.

A night not to be missed by nature lovers, professional photographers and would-be photographers whether children or adults. There will be something for everyone. Come and be inspired.

Target audience: Ideal for both children and adults. Bring the whole family.


  1. KId’s talk – we will have a series of short competitions especially catering for children … but adults can join in too. It’s Christmas – lots of prizes to be given away.
  2. Special 5 minute talk: Robin Campbell, our Kulin host and font of all wisdom on natural history of the Wheatbelt, will bring a basket of summer Wheatbelt flora to show you, and demonstrate an Iscopestand to magnify tiny insects or flower parts using your iphone or ipad. Angela Rossen’s Iscopestand is made in WA and enables many people to see the hairs on a tiny spiders legs even in the field!
  3. The Grand final of the monthly nature competition for children. When a child (under 16) comes along to a meeting they are invited to bring a drawing, craft work, story, study or video on the topic to the next meeting. Small prizes are given each month, and as this is our Christmas event children are invited to bring back all their entries and a grand prize is given. Thus, any child who was at our November talk on gambusia or fungi can enter the December competition this month. And any child who has won a monthly competition at any time during the year can bring back their entries to be in the running for the final prize. Any child attending this “Photographic wonders” night can enter the competition in February 2019.
  4. “Nature road show”. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring items to place on the display table or to send photographs to Rachel in advance, e.g. a sample flower, a sample of geology, an insect, and so on – anything of natural history interest that has legally been obtained. One of our experts will identify them or talk about them, or the person bringing them can talk about where they saw it, etc. If you wish to show a photograph please email it, no later than the day before, to Rachel, our MC, and she will include it on her PowerPoint slides: DRB@wanaturalists.org.au
  5. Raffle: We are raising money for our DRB elders strategy and will have a raffle – please bring all your spare change! Joy has kindly donated a piece of art work featuring a kangaroo and there will be other prizes too.

Time: Please come early at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start as it will be a very popular night and we start promptly. We are open from 7pm. We finish at 9.30pm.

Venue: “Home of the DRB”, Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Road, off Mundaring Weir Road, Kalamunda, Western Australia.

Level: This will be suitable for anyone who loves wildlife, who is keen on travelling in Western Australia and for all those photographers who want to improve … bring the whole family.

Donation: We invite a donation of $3 per person for adult members ($0 for child members), and $5 per adult visitor and $1 per visiting child. Includes tea and coffee and home-made cake and biscuits!

Refreshments: As this is our Christmas wind-up please feel able to wear your best Christmas hat and gear and to bring a plate of food to share. If it is vegetarian or gluten free, please mark it accordingly as we do have a number of people who are gluten intolerant in the club and get sick if they eat it.

Door prizes: You could also be the lucky winner of a door prize. We make sure there are prizes for both members and visitors.

Bookings: Bookings are not required. Come early to get a seat at the front though as this will be a VERY popular night. Doors open at 7pm.


14 December 2018
7:15 pm-9:30 pm
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Jorgensen Park Pavilion…
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, end of Crescent Rd, Off Mundaring Weir Road,
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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