The July meeting was a members’ night with three members delivering presentations. Pauline Dilley discussed her recent cruise in the Kimberley region, backed up with photographs. Daniel Heald showed a series of images of species sighted during the June weekend invertebrate survey at the Field Station on Cooleenup Island in ...Read more →
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Northern Suburbs Branch GOLLY WALK – 26 July 2023 Golly, how lucky were we? The weather Gods smiled at us. The rain stopped five minutes before we were due to set off at 8 am, and two hours later, only a few minutes after settling in for our coffees at ...Read more →
This book was provided to an 8-year-old girl to read and work through questions, recommended for ages 6-9.
She wrote in her own words, "The book was about a fire on the bush when they waited till it was ready and lit it. Then the animals were able to have their homes again, only having to wait till the smoke in the air stopped spreading, and their food was ready for winter."
She liked the pictures and colour choices for the illustrations and found it easier to read with an adult than by herself. Her favourite was the antechinus, an old wombat, as he was the main character in the book. She learnt several new words about nature, e.g., Wallum Banksias.
She didn't finish the book on her own as she felt too many huge words, and she is not a strong reader (her comment).Read more →
Reviewed by a primary school teacher with children in the age group 6-9.
One Potoroo is a beautiful book set in WA which covers an important topic. Gilbert's Potoroos are the world's most endangered marsupial, and this story is based on real events that affect their habitat. With the gorgeous use of language, it is a great way for children to learn about conservation and wildlife and provides children with a chance to explore new descriptive words.
This book raises awareness of environmental issues, and the role people can play in helping native wild life. This is a lovely book for adults to read and discuss with children.Read more →
Northern Suburbs Branch, 19 July2023 Our presentation in July featured photos taken during the Notley Post-Easter Excursion to the Walpole Wilderness. One of the most interesting discoveries during our mini-bioblitz was the discovery of a single specimen of Wilsmore’s False Triumphant Pill Woodlouse (Pseudolaureola wilsmorei). Image by Em Lamond · ...Read more →
Northern Suburbs Branch 19 July 2023 Wilsmore’s False Triumphant Pill Woodlouse was named Cubaris wilsmorei when first described in 1926 and published in 1927 in a paper by University of Western Australia researchers G.E. Nicholls and Helena M. Barnes*. image by Em Lamond – iNaturalist Australia ala.org.au This minute creature ...Read more →
Our speaker was Darren Hamley, a multi-award-winning science teacher, environmentalist and wildlife rehabilitator. Darren teaches science to children in the Gifted and Talented Program at Willetton Senior High School, where he can give them some exciting extension work. He has them doing “proper” research – that is, starting with the ...Read more →
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The verdict: this is a very good bird guide; its size makes it a useful field aid for birders of all skill levels.Read more →
KRM Branch Field Outing, 25 June 2023 The June field excursion was to Paganoni Reserve, and a great turnout of 22 members and visitors met at the car park for fungi walk. It was great to see so many people interested in fungi, especially the young children excited at the ...Read more →