Western Australian Naturalists Club

Encouraging the study and protection of the natural environment

Yaberoo-Budjara Heritage Trail¦GOLLY Walk

Yaberoo- Budjara Heritage Trail Yaberoo- Budjara Heritage Trail, Burns Beach Rd, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia

Yaberoo-Budjara Heritage Trail, Neerabup We meet in the carpark, Burns Beach Rd Neerabup. This is a small car park with obscure entrance on the north side of Burns Beach Rd., opposite Blue Mountain Drive, between Joondalup Drive and Mitchell Freeway – see map. We will walk about 3 - 4km ...

Karnup Nature Reserve

Karnup Nature Reserve Karnup Nature Reserve, Baldivis, Australia

We have had to defer the Lowlands Nature Reserve due to access issues Meet at the picnic area car park on Karnup Road (near the intersection of Karnup Road and Baldivis Road Road)  The reserve should have plenty of spring flowering plants, woodland birds plus invertebrates. Bring:  your binoculars, cameras, drinks and ...

DRB Presents: The Birds of Broz Park Wetlands

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

Come and learn fascinating facts about our local birds and how to identify the ones that hide out in the Broz Park wetlands, an easily accessible area in nearby Helena Valley.
The Broz Park wetlands are the focus of an environmental restoration project undertaken by the Shire of Mundaring to improve and protect the health of the wetland and its wildlife. Our speakers tonight have surveyed the birds of the wetlands in a series of 43, one-hourly visits over the last year. They know the birds and the area well! Seldom does a visit go by without their seeing or discovering something of interest.

Birds, Orchids and other Wildflowers

Brookton Highway / Collins Road Corner Brookton Highway and Collins Rd,, Flint, Western Australia, Australia

John Cresp, of Birds Australia, will be our bird and orchid guide in this beautiful area of Wandoo woodland and wildflowers.  There are 114 bird species listed and about 30 species of orchid as well as other wildflowers.  Bring lunch.  We may like to look at nearby locations afterwards.  
Contact – Mike Gregson and let him know if you’re coming.

DRB Broz Park lake – Bird-watching excursion

Broz Park Lake 4 Parkview Gardens, Helena Valley, Western Australia, Australia

Bird-watching at Broz Time: 10am-12noon Arrive at 9.45am for registration. Free for club members. Gold coin donation by visitors. Parking on Parkview Gardens, Helena Valley Private Estate, Helena Valley. We will meet at the start of the path by the parking bay. Introduction This is a visit to a small ...

The Miracles of Microbes

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

Prof. Elizabeth Watkin and Dr Anna Hopkins from ECU's School of Science, Joondalup Campus, will introduce us to microbes then discuss some of the exciting research they are undertaking to recover valuable minerals and rare earth elements using microbial leeching. https://www.wired.com/story/a-new-field-guide-for-earths-wild-microbes/  

Lake Adams GOLLY Walk

Lake Adams, Mariginiup Lake Adams, Mariginiup, Western Australia, Australia

  Photo: Paul Mega Smith Lake Adams Mariginiup Meet on Coogee Rd, Mariginiup, just south of Lee-Steere Rd intersection. After a short walk into the reserve, we will walk anticlockwise around the walk trail and come back through the middle (if its not flooded again). Lots to see, especially orchids, ...

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

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

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.

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