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March 2019

Lake McLarty¦Excursion with KRMB

24 March, 9:00 am
Lake McLarty Nature Reserve. Southern Entrance, Mills Rd
Birchmont, WA 6214 Australia
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Meet at the Lake McLarty Nature Reserve Southern entrance gate on Mills Road West at 9 am. See Google Map below. Dont' forget to bring: Camera, binoculars, drinks, lunch, picnic chairs, etc. Further details can be obtained from the Colin(the Organiser)

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The 2019 Serventy Memorial Lecture

26 March, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA., Hackett Drive
Nedlands, WA Australia
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A flyer of this information is available as a PDF download suitable for printing and distribution. For a copy → THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NATURALISTS’ CLUB   presents   The 2019 SERVENTY MEMORIAL LECTURE   Dr George Crisp     Biodiversity and Human Health:   How 'natural services' support our health and how changes in biodiversity and climate systems are affecting our health. What are the implications for the future?   Our understanding of health in modern society has focused on the health…

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Watermans Bay¦Beachcombing and Snorkelling

27 March, 10:00 am
Watermans Bay, Cnr West coast Drive and Ada St
Watermans, WA Australia
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with the NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH Meeting at the  Lawn Area at Watermans Bay next to playground, opposite Ada Street. Parking: along West Coast Highway or Watermans Reef car park on western side of West Coast Highway between Ada and Margaret St. We will take a walk along the Beach at Waterman’s Bay, examine the fossil corals then take a swim and a snorkel at Granny’s Pool. So bring your bathers and snorkel. Suggest you wear your bathers underneath as there are…

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April 2019

testing for rachel

25 April, 1:53 pm

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March 2019

Maylands Peninsular Circuit walk

31 March, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Maylands Peninsula, Barque Entrance and Hardey Rd
Maylands, Western Australia Australia
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A pleasant level walk along paths and tracks, with river views and birdlife.  Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear.  Bring morning tea, lunch and drinking water.  Afternoon Tea / Coffee back at the cars at the end of the walk for those who wish to stay. Location:         Maylands Time:               9:30 for 10:00 start  Meet:              Meet: car park, Hardey Rd / Barque Entrance junction, Maylands .

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April 2019

rainforest on levee bank. King Edward river

Botanical Work in the Kimberley

5 April, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
“Hew Roberts”, Nedlands Lecture Theatre Clifton St.
Nedlands, WA 6909 Australia
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Our speaker tonight is Professor Kevin Kenneally AM, UWA School of Agriculture & Environment and president of WA Gould League. Kevin will speak to us about his recent botanical studies in the Kimberley, making particular reference to his paper ‘Kimberley tropical monsoon rainforests of Western Australia’, which was published last year in the prestigious Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. KIMBERLEY MONSOON RAINFORESTS – A FOCUS OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY There are more than 1,500 patches of monsoon rainforest,…

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A Nature Walk in Kings Park

7 April, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Kings Park, Fraser Avenue, West Perth, Fraser Avenue
West Perth, WA Australia
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Meet outside Aspects, near the Visitor Centre. 10.15 am  for 10.30 am start, rain, hail or shine! For approximately 1.5 hours. —with the MAIN CLUB We will be looking for Quenda, as well as other creatures and plants. CC BY-SA 2.5 Banksia rosserae, a rare arid land Banksia, may be in flower in the ‘endangered’ section of the botanic garden. The excursion will include the Law Walk and return to the starting point. Bring: Suitable shoes, hat, water, camera, binoculars.…

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Reptiles of the Perth Hills and beyond – with live reptiles, by Amy Griffiths – at DRB Nats

12 April, 7:15 pm-9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavillion, Jorgensen Park Pavilion, end of Crescent Rd
Kalamunda, WA 6076 Australia
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A wonderful evening where we will all get the opportunity to learn about the reptiles that inhabit the Perth Hills and beyond. And get the opportunity to see some of them up close and personal. Our speaker is Amy Wild. She has a Bachelor of Biological Sciences with first class Honours, years working as fauna consultant handling wild reptiles and over four years working as a wildlife tour guide. She grew up attending the DRB! She is going to cover geckos, dragons, skinks and snakes and include live demonstrations. It is a must for any child or adult interested in reptiles. All this for only a donation of $3 per adult member and $5 per adult visitor/ $1 per child visitor. Come join us.

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Woodman Point Walk

14 April, 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Coogee, end of Jervoise Bay Cove
Coogee, Western Australia Australia

Location:         Coogee Time:               9:30amfor 10:00am start Meet:              meet in car park at boat ramp, end of Jervoise Bay Cove    Details:          The walk is 11 km along paved and sandy paths, and beaches. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather (i.e. hat / rainwear) and suitable footwear.  Bring morning tea, lunch and drinking water.  There are toilets at the meeting point. Contact:  Sue Gardner Ph. 9414 9417

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Geo-hazards of WA Coastal Sand Dunes

15 April, 7:00 pm
Naragebup Rockingham Environment Centre, Safety Bay Road after Lake Street
Peron , WA Australia
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With the KWINANA/ROCKINGHAM/MANDURAH BRANCH—GENERAL MEETING Topic: Geo-hazards of WA coastal sand dunes Speakers: Mike Freeman Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Naragebup (Rockingham Regional Environment Centre), Safety Bay Rd, Peron (Rockingham). Contact: 0408 618 975 (Colin) for further details.

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The Greatest Class of Animals

17 April, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Northern Suburbs Branch Dr Brian Gunn is our guest speaker and will talk about "The greatest class of animals" Come and find out why our guest speaker has chosen this intriguing title at the Northern Suburbs Branch General Meeting Brian grew up in Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) and after time in agriculture and mining continued his education in South Africa completing a PhD at Rhodes University. He continued in research in the agricultural field in bio-control and then for a Swiss…

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Museum of Natural History and Academy of Taxidermy¦Golly Walk

24 April, 10:00 am
Museum of Natural History, 131 James Street
Guildford, Western Australia Australia
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with the NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH Location: James St, Guildford Time: 10.00 am Meet: 131 James St, Guildford (look for the dinosaur out the front) Details: The Museum of Natural History is home to hundreds of taxidermy displays of native Australian animals, birds, fish and reptiles. There are dinosaurs as well. The exhibits are the work of one of Australia's leading taxidermists, Michael Buzza. We have arranged for our visit to include a one-hour guided tour by Michael, who runs the…

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