Western Australian Naturalists Club

Encouraging the study and protection of the natural environment

DRB Nats Lake Leschenaultia

Lake Leschenaultia Conservation Park Rosedale Road, Chidlow

Lake Leschenaultia is a man-made lake constructed c. 1897 as key infrastructure for the Western Australian Government Railways. It is the largest reservoir constructed on the Eastern Railway line and supplied water to steam trains for almost 50 years. Lake Leschenaultia is a 168 hectare bushland No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface ...

Assisted Colonisation for Species Conservation

"Hew Roberts" Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St., Nedlands

Species with low reproductive rates, long generation times, and restricted ranges are particularly susceptible to climate change. One proposed solution for these species is assisted colonisation - the intentional translocation of species outside their historic range to mitigate a threat. Australia’s rarest reptile, the Western Swamp Tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina), is ...

Cleanup Australia Day¦Cleanup Walk and Barbecue

Ashfield Flats Sandy Beach Reserve, Ashfield

—with the MAIN CLUB Time: 4.30pm nature/Cleanup walk around (gloves, collecting bags supplied) 5.30 pm for picnic (BBQ available) Details: Sandy Beach Reserve, West Rd, Ashfield (BBQ, toilets) Bring: Willingness to cleanup Australia and enjoy another river park; kayak if you have one; food and drinks, plates, cups etc; chairs, ...

Medicinal plants of the Perth Hills from a Noongar perspective, with Marissa Verma @ DRB Nats

Woodlupine Community Centre Hall 88 Hale Road, Forrestfield

Medicinal plants of the Perth Hills from a Noongar perspective with Marissa Verma and how she uses them to help promote health and healing. This will be suitable for anyone who is interested in plants, plant medicines, Noongar culture, nature of the Perth Hills or natural history generally. This is your night. Bring the whole family, aged 6 and above, all welcome. We are an inter-generational, family friendly, high energy group. It doesn’t matter if you are a raw beginner, a passionate amateur or a professional scientist, there will be something for you. Visitors and members welcome.

Seahorses Tales and Pregnant Males

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

Tonight's speaker, Dr Glenn Moore Curator of Fishes, WAM will be presenting "Seahorses tales and pregnant males" Glenn has been studying the biology of the Western Australian Seahorse for more than 20 years, with a primary interest in the evolution, reproduction, behaviour, mate choice and movements of the species. His ...

Beachcombing and Snorkelling at Hamersley Pool¦GOLLY walk

Hamersley Pool Hamersley Pool, 213 W Coast Dr,, North Beach

Meet at 9.00am.at Hamersley Pool, opposite Hamersley St, North Beach It will be a lowish tide, so swimming and snorkelling may be a slight problem but it will be ideal for beachcombing. There are several other options for both walking and snorkelling close by if conditions are against us. Bring ...

DRB Nats presents Fred and Jean Hort talking about DIPTERA – flies with one pair of wings

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

DRB Nats presents Fred and Jean Hort talking about DIPTERA – flies with one pair of wings. Fred and Jean Hort will be talking about flies, for the first monthly meeting held at our new Jorgensen Park Hall, Jorgensen Park, Kalamunda. Why do flies have such a bad reputation? Hope we can convince you that ‘flies are nice!!’  

A Journey with Peacock Spiders

"Hew Roberts" Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St., Nedlands

Our speaker tonight is Dr Mathew Hourston, who some of you may know from his YouTube channel 'Look Closer' where he films and talks about some of smaller organisms that can be found in nature, with a particular interest in our beautiful, endemic peacock spiders. Mat describes his experiences as ...

Pickering Brook walk

Pickering Brook end of Bracken Rd., Pickering Brook

 Meet:              at the end of Bracken Rd in Pickering Brook. Turn right at the T junction at the end of the road and park at the roadside. .    Details:           The walk is about 12 km along good bush paths with some hills in open woodland. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. ...

DRB Nats @ Kalamunda Environmental Expo & Kangaroos in your garden Talk

Kalamunda Agricultural Hall 48 Canning Road, Kalamunda

DRB Nats will be at the Environmental Expo for the City Of Kalamunda with local experts working and talking about the local environment. A fun afternoon with a great gathering of like-minded people talking about citizen science, flora and fauna and all things “clean and green”. Come share your stories, ...