Northern Suburbs Branch 23 August 2023 Golly! A surprise before we even started. As six of us (Jenny caught up with us later) were about to set off, a woman preparing to walk her dogs asked if we were off to spot birds. She then told us she had seen ...Read more →
Northern Suburbs Branch 16 August 2023 Our speaker on the 16th of August was Dr Liz Kington, the coordinator of the WA Malleefowl Recovery Group. While Dr Kington may have drawn a smaller crowd than the Matildas on the same night, those who did attend were treated to a very ...Read more →
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 →
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 →
NS Branch Golly Walk, 28 June 2023 A four-degree morning didn’t stop eight members and a visitor gathering on the slope overlooking the southern end of Lake Joondalup and the Beenyup Channel for our guided tour by Woodvale Friends of Beenyup Channel convenor Bryan Saunders. Steam was still rising from ...Read more →
NS Branch Meeting June 2023 Unless you have studied stromatolites in the same detail as our speaker, you could be forgiven for thinking of “stromatolite” as the general term given to any organo-sedimentary structure formed via microbial activity, when in fact, as we learnt, a stromatolite is just one of ...Read more →
This year we chose the Walpole Wilderness Area as our excursion destination. All 15 members who attended opted to stay at the Walpole Lodge in the centre of town. The lodge turned out to be an excellent choice, as not only did it provide comfortable rooms at a very reasonable price, but our exclusive use also allowed us to meet around the log fire for our nightly recap before dinner and to use the large screen in the media room for showing photos after dinner.
We were extremely lucky with the weather; no rain on any of the days, mainly overnight.
Plants in flower 
Fauna excl. birds 
Our fingers were crossed when we decided to advertise our May meeting as Frogs, Specimens and Books. We knew the frogs would come out if it rained, but would our members do the same? They did, and instead of rain, we had a perfect night for a walk around Star Swamp, with the temperature at 8.30 pm hovering around 18° C . Of course, this was not good weather for frogs.Read more →
Northern Suburbs Branch, 26 April 2023 Our walk around Perry Lakes was planned as a follow-up to the very informative presentation given by Paul Brown, the Works-Coordinator for the Friends of Perry Lakes (FOPL), the week before. This time we had the good fortune to be guided by the group’s ...Read more →