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Red and Green Kangaroo Paws with Bronwyn Ayre – at DRB Nats
13 September 2019, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
Red and green kangaroo paws can be seen in abundance in springtime in the Perth Hills. These photographs show them flowering in 2018 in Alan Anderson Park on one of our excursions. But what do you know about them? Maybe not a great deal. This is your wonderful opportunity to learn all about them from an expert, Bronwyn Ayre.
Speaker: Bronwyn Ayre is a PhD candidate at UWA in the school of plant biology and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Kings Park. She is investigating the pollination of the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii). Her project focuses on the conservation, ecological and evolutionary consequences of bird pollination on them.
Venue: This is our last night in Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Road KALAMUNDA. please join us as we farewell our DRB Nats home.
Target audience: Ideal for both children and adults. Bring the whole family from aged 6 years and upwards. Aged 6yrs -106yrs are all welcome, we are an energetic, enthusiastic and inter-generational club.
- Kids’ talk – One of your younger members, Ella Norbury, aged 11, will be giving a 5 minutes Kids’ talk on “the Australian Raven”.
- 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. Thus, any child who was at our August talk on fish can enter the competition this month.
- “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, 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 briefly 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
- Raffle: We are raising money for our DRB elders strategy and will have a raffle please bring all your spare change! Amazing prizes.
Time: Please come early at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start as we start promptly. We are open from 7pm for visitors and 6.45pm for members. We finish formal proceedings at 9.20pm and stay for refreshments and socialising afterwards any time up until 10.15pm.
Level: This will be suitable for anyone who loves wildlife, from scientists to amateurs, and children to elderly adults! Bring the whole family – aged 6yrs onwards.
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. 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. No EFTPOS is available.
Entrance: Doors are open for members at 6.45pm. Entry is open to visitors at 7pm. We use two different doors to avoid congestion. We have signs pointing the way. Please note everyone needs to sign in on arrival and leave their contact details (just an email is fine) for legal reasons, thank you.
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.