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November 2018

Interactive native bee identification workshop with Dr Terry Houston – at the DRB – ticketed event

17 November, 1:45 pm-5:00 pm
Venue details to be given on booking, Perth Hills
Western Australia, Australia
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BOOKINGS FOR THIS ARE NOW CLOSED. Waiting list only. This is a day-time, interactive workshop on native bees with the top expert on native bees, Dr Terry Houston. It is a ticketed event and there are only 40 tickets available. Everyone who wants to attend has to book in. Bookings are now open. The minimum age of attendees is 10 years. Once it is full we will also have a waiting list so if there are cancellations people on the waiting list will be given priority. Bookings are only taken through the website - please RSVP. Thanks! It will also include a short excursion outside in support of Pollinator week so we look at nearby flowers to look for native bees and other insects.

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Young Naturalists Nightstalk

17 November, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Craigie Bushland, Whitfords Ave
Craigie, WA 6025 Australia
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Join us on Saturday evening for a nightstalk in Craigie bushland. Meet: At the entrance to the bushland just behind Craigie Leisure Centre, off Whitfords Avenue. See Venue: details below. The 50 hectares of bushland is entirely fence to protect the thriving population of Quenda (Southern Brown Bandicoots). As night falls we should have a good chance of seeing Quendas and the excitement will be - what else will we find? Please bring lots of enthusiasm (with the intention to…

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Shoalwater Bay Rockingham Summer Walk

18 November, 7:15 am-12:00 pm
Shoalwater Bay Rockingham Summer Walk, Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road
Shoalwater, Western Australia Australia
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Location: Shoalwater (near Rockingham) Time: 7:15am for 7:30am start Meet: Northern end of Mersey Point Carpark near corner of Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road Shoalwater, Details: The walk is an easy walk along beach and road from Mersey Point to John Point and return. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear. Bring morning tea and drinking water. There are toilets near the meeting point. Contact: Norm and Sylvia Hodgkinson Ph 9527 2383

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Annual General Meeting and Members’ Night ¦ Kwinana Rockingham Mandurah Branch

19 November, 7:00 pm
Naragebup Rockingham Environment Centre, Safety Bay Road after Lake Street
Peron , WA Australia
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Photo: Walcon Marine "Boardwalk at Lake Richmond" Hope to see you all here tonight.    

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Native Land Snails of Western Australia

21 November, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Most of us are familiar with the snails in our garden but what about the native species, many of which have not been described, that live beyond our suburban boundaries? Club members, Ben Schneider and Andrew Cummings have been collecting and studying the native land snails of our state for many years. Their presentation will include descriptions and specimens from various regions of Western Australia. We will also learn about the people who were the pioneers in the naming of…

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Peel-Harvey Estuary

25 November, 9:00 am
Coodanup Foreshore Reserve, John St
Coodanup, WA 6210 Australia
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We will meet at  Coodanup ForeshoreCoodanup Foreshore, Nairns (at carpark near the bird hide at the end of John St.) Remember to bring you cameras, binoculars, morning tea, etc.

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Continuing the Coastal Path Hillarys to North Beach|Golly Walk

28 November, 10:00 am
Hillarys Boat Harbour, Sorrento Life Saving Club
Sorrento, Western Australia Australia
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—with the NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH Hillarys Boat Harbour to North Beach Meet: North end of car park, on northern side of Sorrento Life Saving Club (opposite shark-proof enclosure). This will be a continuation of our annual walk along the coastal path. An opportunity to view land and sea birds, examine coastal vegetation, hear about and view a 24,000 plant rehabilitation site, and to do a bit of beachcombing. Total distance approx. 4km. We will finish at the North Beach shopping…

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December 2018

2018 Picnic & BBQ—For the Whole Club

7 December, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, Corner of Flynn St and Selby Street
Wembley, au
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Time:               5:30 pm bird walk, 6:00 pm picnic Cost:                Gold coin donation Activities:        Bird walk, picnic, raffle, photo session, fun quiz prepared by John Dell. Bring:                     Food & drinks, plus odd house numbers bring salad, even numbers dessert, to share. Items for the hampers (to be raffled). Digital photos of 2018 activities (max. of 10 per person). No slides. Mosquito protection, binoculars. You might also like to wear something with a natural history theme e.g. hat, scarf or…

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Burns Beach Summer Walk

9 December, 7:15 am-11:00 am
Burns Beach, Ocean Pde Before Second Av
Burns Beach, WA Australia
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Location: Burns Beach Time: 7:15 for 7:30am start Meet: Burns Beach Café Car Park, end of Ocean Parade Burns Beach Details: An easy walk along the seaside and paths to Ocean Reef marina and return—about 8 km. Group usually has coffee at Burns Beach Cafe afterwards. There is a café and toilets at the meeting point. Contact: Lutz Elber Ph 9243 6168

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Penguin Island

9 December, 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, 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, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, 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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