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DRB Legends Talk “My life as a naturalist” by Dr Tony Start, and the DRB AGM.

8 November, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm

Second DRB Legends Talk “My life as a naturalist” by Dr Tony Start, and the DRB AGM,

Friday November 8th, 7.15pm-9.30pm.

The AGM.

The AGM will include a report by the outgoing Chairperson explaining the progress the DRB has made in 2019. During 2019 the DRB has broken records, e.g. for the number of people attending an evening talk. She will also explain the highlights of the year, thank all the many, many people who work behind the scenes to make the DRB so successful, explain our uptake of new technologies, our progress with our strategy to preserve the natural history expertise of our DRB elders, and some of the ideas for our direction in 2020.

The DRB Treasurer will also give his report, we have tried really hard this year to raise more funds so we can have a greater range of options to offer members.

The 2019/2020 committee will also be announced and voted upon as necessary. Nominations for committee positions close on 10th October 2019. So far, the following people have nominated: Chairperson – , Vice Chairperson – , Treasurer –  , Social Secretary – , Member /Visitor database organiser – , Excursions co-ordinator – , General Members – .

Our second “Celebration of our DRB legends” talk: “My life as a naturalist”.

Speaker: Dr Tony Start.

In all the photographs we have of Tony he is always helping people to understand what they have observed and found on our nature walks. He is a wonderful teacher for children and adults alike and always so generous with his knowledge which is very extensive on many aspects of natural history from mistletoe to bats! These pictures were taken at the Alan Anderson Walk Trail in 2017, and on conclusion of the Natural History course the DRB Nats ran for the Kalamunda Learning Centre. That is Tony in the middle! He is responsible for the flora and fauna survey, research and conservation aspects on The Western Australian Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) and Threatened Ecological Communities Scientific Committee (TECSC) by appointment by the Minister for Environment.


1. Kids talk: There will be no Kids talk this month due to the AGM.
2. “Apps for Nats”. There will be no “Apps for Nats“ due to the AGM.
3. A monthly nature competition for children. Any child who was at our October talk on …… can enter the competition this month. Anyone attending this DRB elders night can enter the competition in December 2019.
4. There is no “Nature road show”.

Time: Doors open at 7pm.

PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE: In October we moved to Woodlupine Hall, 88 Hale Road, Forrestfield.

Level: This will be suitable for children, teenagers and adults, amateurs and scientists, beginners and those with advanced knowledge … 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 food and biscuits!

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

Bookings: Bookings are not required.

Enquiries: DRB@wanaturalists.org.au


8 November
7:15 pm-9:30 pm
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