Western Australian Naturalists Club

Encouraging the study and protection of the natural environment

The Origins gallery at the new Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

Speaker: Dr Peter Downes, Curator of Minerals and Meteorites, WAM The new Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip opened in November 2020. Peter Downes will describe some of WA’s rich mineral heritage that is on display in the Origins gallery of the museum. In addition to curatorial duties, Dr Downes works ...

Seahorses Tales and Pregnant Males

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

Tonight's speaker, Dr Glenn Moore Curator of Fishes, WAM will be presenting "Seahorses tales and pregnant males" Glenn has been studying the biology of the Western Australian Seahorse for more than 20 years, with a primary interest in the evolution, reproduction, behaviour, mate choice and movements of the species. His ...

Spiders and Other Creepy Crawlies of the Perth Region

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

Speaker: Dr Mark Harvey (Senior Curator of Arachnology, WAM) You won’t have to wait until Halloween to come across some of Perth’s scariest critters. Mark is a long-time researcher, prolific author and popular presenter who is often heard on the ABC as The Spider Man. So, leave your fears at ...

AGM and Annual digital photo competition for members¦NS Branch

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

We will hold our annual digital photo competition after the AGM. Conditions: any natural history subject max 3 photos per member must have been taken in 2020 winner by popular vote Please send digital copies to Graham at: natsnorthernbranch@gmail.com by Monday 14 December. Bring: Supper – please bring a small ...

Seagrasses and Climate Change

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

Tonight's speaker is Associate Professor Kathryn McMahon (ECU) speaking about Seagrasses and Climate Change. Seagrasses are marine flowering plants that live in our coastal waters. Their presence helps keep our beaches stable, cleans our seawater and supports many other plants and animals, enhancing biodiversity. Like many habitats seagrasses are threatened ...

Documenting the Kimberley’s Amazing Rock Art¦30 years of bushwalks in our last wilderness

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

We will conclude our Northwest series with a presentation by dedicated author, photographer, and publisher Mike Donaldson. Mike is a geologist and bushwalker who has been documenting rock art sites across Australia for more than 30 years, particularly in Western Australia’s Pilbara and Kimberley regions. Mike has his own publishing ...

Archaeological evidence of past flora and fauna from the north-west of Australia¦from Barrow Island to the Kimberley

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

Professor Peter Veth (UWA) will present the talk at tonight's meeting. Peter Veth is a leading Australasian archaeologist who has carried out research and management throughout Australia, Island South East Asia and remote Polynesia. His research has engaged with marine themes and science for over 30 years including pioneering work ...

July 2020 Northern Suburbs Branch General Meeting

Henderson Environmental Centre Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St, North Beach

NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH General Meeting (tentative) Topic: To be decided. Time: 7:00pm Venue: The Henderson Environment Centre – tentative - to be confirmed Contact: Organiser