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May 2019

Cetaceans and other marine life of Perth and Bremer Canyons

3 May, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Leanne Sharp speaking on Cetaceans and other marine life of Perth and Bremer Canyons

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Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, with Erika Roper, at the DRB

10 May, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
“Home of the DRB”, Jorgensen Park Pavilion, end of Crescent Rd
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is an important bird which is under threat. Erika Roper is due to finish her PhD on Red-tailed black cockatoos in May 2019 and will incorporate a lot of general natural history about the birds as well as explain her research and its findings. Her talk will cover Red-tailed Black Cockatoo ecology, the urban range expansion, diet and foraging behaviours, communication, and how we can help conserve the cockatoos in a changing world. It will be a great night where you can learn more about this magnificent bird.

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Dryandra Woodland¦The Notley Late Easter Camp 2019

20 May-24 May

THE NOTLEY LATE EASTER CAMP 2019 The camp next year will be at Dryandra Woodland for 5 days (4 nights) starting Mon 20 May. One of the cottages at Dryandra Village has been booked (bunk bed accommodation) and there is a camping option as well. In a transition zone between Jarrah forest, Wandoo woodland and the Mallee-Wheatbelt, Dryandra is great country for bird-watching. There’s plenty of other wildlife to see also, and even the possibility of a Numbat sighting. A…

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September 2019


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Let’s make next year our best-ever year for speakers and events! Come along to the planning meeting with your ideas and contacts; all members welcome! When & where? From 10 am to 2 pm (breaking for lunch – BYO) at Foss's  house in Maylands. Address given on RSVP to info@wanaturalists.org.au or 9228 2495 (office) or even the RSVP system attached to this event If you have fantastic ideas but can't attend, send your ideas and suggestions prior to the meeting.

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Red and Green Kangaroo Paws with Bronwyn Ayre – at DRB Nats

13 September, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
Perth, Australia

Red and green kangaroo paws can be seen in abundance in springtime in the Perth Hills. 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. Bronwyn 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. Come join us - but please note we may have moved from Jorgensen Park so check out the venue.

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October 2019

Springtime Flora Spectacular – Weekend at Kulin – with the DRB

17 October, 2:00 pm-20 October, 12:00 pm
Camp Kulin, 90 Johnston St,
Kulin, WA 6365 Australia
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Join us for this exciting natural history weekend with the DRB Nats in Kulin. It is spring time - when the flowers will be at their best, and even the Eucalyptus Macrocarpas will be coming out. We came to Kulin in June 2018 and saw so much of interest, and had such a good time, that members have been adamant we must return in spring!

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November 2019

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

8 November, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
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You are invited to the second DRB Legends Talk "My life as a naturalist" by Dr Tony Start, and the DRB AGM. 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.

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Becoming a Brilliant Bird Photographer – a workshop with award-winning photographer, Georgina Steytler – at the DRB.

30 November, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 120 Gilchrist Rd
Lesmurdie, WA 6076 Australia
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Come and learn how to improve your bird photography with award-winning bird and nature photographer, Georgina Steytler. Wow, this is some special opportunity - grab it while you can and bring your camera. It is a three hour hands-on workshop with a top, top photographer. Don't believe me? Just look at SOME of Georgina's awards. There is a limit of 40 on the workshop, and entrance is by ticket only booked in advance. There are no door sales. A donation of $7 per child or adult DRB member and $15 per child or adult visitor. For children aged 10 and above and all adults! Bookings will be open in October 2019. Bring your camera.

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