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Rachel Green: DRB@wanaturalists.org.au ph: 0436-448-647

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Chairperson 2017 & 2018, of Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists’ Club.

August 2019

Fungi, Flora, Insects and Birds of Wedgetail Reserve in Parkerville – with the DRB Nats

25 August, 9:45 am-12:30 pm
Wedgetail Reserve, Parkerville, Lake Valley Tce and Bookleaf Place
Parkerville, WA Australia
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The DRB Nats has been invited by the local landcare group co-ordinator to run a survey at Wedgetail Reserve in Parkerville. The reserve started as a barren clay wallow (cattle property for 40 years) and was formed as POS in a subdivision in the early 2000s. The only vegetation remaining was a fringing strip of struggling marri and casuarina. First planting of local canopy species took place in 2005 and 13 years and 42,000 plants later the area has been transformed. It has been a joint effort by community (Friends Group), students from CLM classes at Midland, School students from both primary and secondary schools, Prisons Dept, Water & Rivers, ALCOA, EMRC, Shire of Mundaring and the developer. In winter and spring the little creek fills, comp basins fill, local plants flower everywhere and birds and animals flow to enjoy the bounty. Now we need to know what is there! It will be run along the lines of the Glen Forrest Superblock excursion last year where we divided into 4 groups. This year we will have a bird, an insect, a flora and a fungi group. Come join us.

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November 2019

Becoming a Brilliant Bird Photographer – a workshop with award-winning photographer, Georgina Steytler – at the DRB.

30 November, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Kanyana, Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 120 Gilchrist Rd
Lesmurdie, WA 6076 Australia
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Come and learn how to improve your bird photography with award-winning bird and nature photographer, Georgina Steytler. Wow, this is some special opportunity - grab it while you can and bring your camera. It is a three hour hands-on workshop with a top, top photographer. Don't believe me? Just look at SOME of Georgina's awards. There is a limit of 40 on the workshop, and entrance is by ticket only booked in advance. There are no door sales. A donation of $7 per child or adult DRB member and $15 per child or adult visitor. For children aged 10 and above and all adults! Bookings will be open in October 2019. Bring your camera.

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