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December 2018

Penguin Island

9 December 2018, 8:45 am
Penguin Island, 155 Arcadia Drive
Shoalwater, au
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—with the KWINANA-ROCKINGHAM-MANDURAH BRANCH Location: Penguin Island Time: 8.45 to catch the 9.00am ferry Meet: Ticket kiosk at Mersey Point, Shoalwater Bring: Cameras, binoculars, morning tea, etc. Contact is the Organiser

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Bushwalking Group End of Year Barbecue

13 December 2018, 5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Location: Kings Park Time: 5:00pm Meet: Meet: at the first carpark off the entrance from Kings Park Road (opposite Outram Street) . Details: Bring a plate to share, (People with odd house numbers bring sweet and people with even house numbers bring savoury – yes, I’ve swapped it this year). BYO drinks and picnic ware / chair / crockery / cutlery / insect repellent. Contact: Jan Walker Ph 0428 681 104

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The wonders and ways of nature photography in Western Australia: with Simon Nevill – at the DRB

14 December 2018, 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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Simon Nevill is an acclaimed photographer, author and ornithologist who has specialised in producing books on Western Australia covering the world of nature, wildflowers, birds and national parks. He has captured the stunning beauty of this vast state. His books include: "A Panoramic Journey through Western Australia", "Guide to the wildflowers of Western Australia", "Travellers Guide to the Parks and Reserves of Western Australia" and "Birds of Western Australia", amongst others. He will be freshly back from his latest big project out in the deserts. A night not to be missed by nature lovers, professional photographers and would-be photographers, whether children or adults.

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Northern Suburbs Branch ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING with Digital Photo Competition

19 December 2018, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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There will be no speaker, instead we will hold a digital photo competition. Photo competition conditions: any natural history subject max 3 photos per member must have been taken in 2018 winner by popular vote Please send digital copies to Graham at his email address by Monday 18 December. Members are reminded to bring specimens, observations, photos etc. for everyone to learn and enjoy and please remember to wear your name tag.

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January 2019

Floreat to Scarborough Summer Walk

13 January, 7:15 am-12:00 pm
Floreat Surf Life Saving Club Car Park., West Coast Highway
Floreat, Western Australia 6014 Australia

Location: Floreat SLSC to Scarborough Beach return. Time: 7:15 for 7:30am start Meet: Floreat Surf Life Saving Club Car Park. One entrance is on West Coast Hwy first on the right after The Boulevard (coming from the north). A second entrance from Challenger Pde, just after the West Coast Hwy (also from coming from the north) . . Details: An easy walk on stunning beach and some paths. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable…

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Star Swamp|BBQ|Walk

19 January, 5:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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—with the NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH (Subject to venue being available)   We will have a BBQ and a walk around Star Swamp. Time: 5.30 pm at the Venue: Henderson Environment Centre, Groat St, North Beach Even house numbers bring salad, odd numbers dessert, to share. Contact the Organiser for further details

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24 January, 12:00 am
Perth, Australia + Google Map

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February 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019 + the Fauna of Kings Park

1 February, 7:30 pm-8:00 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 The Annual General Meeting of the Western Australian Naturalists’ Club (Inc.) will be held prior to the General Meeting at 7.30. Note: The AGM is for the whole Club and it is important that members from all Branches attend.  All Council positions will be vacated. Minutes of the previous (2018) AGM are posted on the Club’s website. Please note that five current members will not be renominating. Nominations are called for 14 positions, all of which…

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Whitfords Nodes Carpark to Mullaloo SLSC summer walk / BBQ & Picnic / Planning Meeting

3 February, 7:15 am-11:30 am
Whitford Nodes carpark, Whitford Nodes, West Coast Drive
Hillarys, Australia

Location: Whitfords Nodes Time: 7:15 for 7:30am start, or 10:30am for planning meeting to agree on this year’s walks Meet: In the car parking area of Whitfords Nodes, Details: The walk is about 7 km along the beach and you can have a swim when we return if you want. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear / bathers) and suitable footwear. Bring morning tea/ BBQ brunch, and drinking water. There are toilets at the meeting point.…

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Bats in the Perth Hills – live bats at the DRB Nats

8 February, 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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Tony Hodge – our guest speaker – is a bat carer who looks after sick and injured bats. He will bring live bats with him. He has a degree in Zoology & Botany and worked at Perth Zoo for 7 years. He mainly manages the 3 common species of bats, Gould’s wattled bats, Southern forest bats and Lesser long-eared bats. His talk will cover 1) Peoples' (weird) ideas about bats. 2) The bats found in the Perth Hills. 3) Bat phylogeny. 4) Bat ecology and how it links to morphology. 5) Bat conservation. 6) What Kanyana does for bat rehabilitation. This is proving to be a very popular night - come early to get a seat. Only $3 donation for members and $5 donation for visitors, which includes refreshments and the chance of winning a door prize.

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Darwin Day¦Excursion and Talk

10 February, 10:00 am
Point Walter Reserve, Point Walter Jetty, 1 Honour Ave
Bicton, WA Australia
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In recognition of upcoming International Darwin Day on February 12th, we invite all club members, especially Young Naturalists from all Branches to join us at to hear Michelle Martin talk about Darwin and the Galapagos finches and about the Osprey’s perfectly evolved form and behaviour for the local environment. There will also be a walk up to view the Osprey at Blackwall Reach, with more details about other Osprey that live on the Swan River.

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