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Notley Late Easter Camp¦Cheyne’s Beach, May 2018

Waychinicup Granite and Kingias¦Photo: JoHn We went for a stroll, along the road, towards Tourist Rocks, often stopping, as we spied many interesting plants including Baxter’s Banksia (Banksia baxteri) just finishing flowering and Scarlet Banksia (Banksia coccinea) commencing, showing their brilliant scarlet blooms. The differences in the leaves and the ...

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Paganoni Reserve

On a very pleasant morning on June 24 a good turnout of nine members plus three visitors attended a Fungi Walk in Paganoni Reserve, the southern-most reserve in the chain that make up the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park. Good rains throughout June, including heavy falls during the preceding week, meant ...

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Small is Beautiful ¦June Meeting of the KRM Branch

‘small is beautiful’ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ The speaker for June was Otto Mueller. Otto’s presentation ‘Small is beautiful’ was broken into two sub-topics. He started with some photographs and a discussion on Water Striders (Gerridae sp.). As the name suggests, these are aquatic insects that are found on the surface of ponds, ...

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Native Bees in the ‘Burbs’ in a Biodiversity Hotspot ¦June Meeting NSB

Kit Prendergast’s great talk underlined the evolution of the bee and the mutual relationship (win-win) that drove the diversification of the most successful plant group (Angiosperms: flowering plants) over the past 125 million years. Kit is a PhD student at Curtin University where her study involves looking at European Honeybee ...

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