Western Australian Naturalists Club

Encouraging the study and protection of the natural environment

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DRB Presents: Belinda McCawley talking about “What is Forest Therapy?”

13 October 2023, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

DRB Presents: Belinda McCawley talking about “What is Forest Therapy?”

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 meetings Member’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 vaccination not required. 


Belinda McCawley is the founder of Mindful in Nature.



Kawana walk, Dryandra:

This is an interactive talk on the practise of forest therapy, exploring the evidence and how it impacts on mental and physical wellbeing along with the pro conservation benefits.


  • Kids’ talk – one of your younger members will be giving a 5 minutes kids’ talk. Andrew Wallace will give a talk on “Bad Animal Names”, and I would go through what makes an animal’s scientific and common name good or bad, with a few examples.
  • Boffins talk – A member will give an 8 minutes Boffins’ talk.
  • 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 Wednesday before the meeting, to our MC for this night, and she/he will include it on her PowerPoint slides. We have a dedicated email for this purpose” natclub@webco.com.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: natclub@webco.com.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.


13 October 2023
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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