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

February 2019

The Grampians, Volcanic Plain and Anglesea Heathland¦ANN2018

20 February 2019, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Northern Suburbs Branch Topic: ANN2018 – The Grampians, Volcanic Plain and Anglesea Heathland Speaker: Don Poynton Members are reminded to bring specimens, observations, photos etc. for everyone to learn and enjoy and please remember to wear your name tag.

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March 2019

Sawfish of the Kimberley

20 March 2019, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Sawfish

Pistris pistris, Townsville.  Simon Fraser University - University Communications , via Wikimedia Commons With the NS BRANCH Tonight, Karissa Lear (PhD candidate, Murdoch University) will speak on "Sawfish of the Kimberley" The Fitzroy River in the Kimberley, WA, hosts four of the world’s five highly threatened sawfish species, including the Critically Endangered Freshwater Sawfish (Pristis pristis). This species has undergone a major global decline, and the Fitzroy River now represents their last known intact nursery habitat. However, this region is…

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April 2019

The Greatest Class of Animals

17 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Northern Suburbs Branch Dr Brian Gunn is our guest speaker and will talk about "The greatest class of animals" Come and find out why our guest speaker has chosen this intriguing title at the Northern Suburbs Branch General Meeting Brian grew up in Malawi (formerly Nyasaland) and after time in agriculture and mining continued his education in South Africa completing a PhD at Rhodes University. He continued in research in the agricultural field in bio-control and then for a Swiss…

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May 2019

Advances in Remote Sensing in a Changing Climate

15 May 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Graham Ezzy is our speaker tonight. Conventional land-based observations are typically collected at fixed intervals with limited spatial coverage, whereas satellite remote sensing allows for continual monitoring on the global scale. This has greatly enhanced our understanding of the climate system and its variations.  Graham’s talk will discuss the advances and limitations of remote sensing in climate change studies.  In collaboration with Landgate's Satellite Remote Sensing Services, Graham was the first to use, in near real time, satellite data for…

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June 2019

Mistletoes in Western Australia

19 June 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Our Speaker tonight: Dr Tony Start (formerly of DBCA) Most of us can recognise the common mistletoe (Amyema miqueilii) growing in a eucalypt but what other trees and plants host mistletoes? This is an opportunity to learn from mistletoe expert, Dr Tony Start, as he explains, among other things, the different types of mistletoes and hosts in Western Australia; which mistletoes are endemic to the state; how mistletoes regenerate and how vulnerable the mistletoes are to fire. Members are reminded…

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July 2019

Rocking around Australia: The shapes and shaping of Australia, from its early beginnings in WA

17 July 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Our Speaker tonight, Peter Alcock, geologist will  help us take a look at geological evidence around Australia demonstrating significant events during the evolution of the continent. Peter studied Geology at UWA during the sixties and spent the next seven years exploring for mainly base metals and coal in Eastern and Northern Australia. After travelling with a young family for 18 months through Japan, Europe and North America, he settled into a farming life but eventually returned to exploration geology, where he was a…

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August 2019

DNA and its applications in nature

21 August 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Our speaker tonight is Dr Oliver (Olly) Berry (Snr Research Scientist, CSIRO) Dr Oliver Berry is an applied ecologist and molecular biologist with extensive experience in population genomics, spatial ecology, conservation genetics, environmental DNA analysis, and invasive species management. He leads CSIRO's Environomics Future Science Platform whose mission is to develop better scientific tools to support natural resource management in Australia and elsewhere. For more information on Environomics  and a Video click on the links.   Members are reminded to…

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September 2019

‘Red Trees’ at Anthill

18 September 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Our guest speaker, Hazel Dempster, will share with us her late spring journeys to witness the spectacular colour of the sandplains of East Binnu (approx. 60km northeast of Northampton). Hazel has been a member of the Wildflower Society of WA for 45 years and is a Life Member of the Society. In 2013 she received the Australian Plants Award, the highest honour of the national peak body, the Australian Native Plants Society. Her vast knowledge has been gained from a…

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October 2019

Had Camera, Did Travel: Photographic journeys through Cuba, Kenya and Scandinavia

16 October 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Our Speakers tonight: Johanna Notley, Willy Dadour and Graham Ezzy Last year three of our branch members travelled to vastly different parts of our planet. Each has fascinating tales to tell and wonderful photos to show. Come along and find out about their most memorable moments. Members are reminded to bring specimens, observations, photos etc. for everyone to learn and enjoy and please remember to wear your name tag.  

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November 2019

Going, Going, Gone: Understanding and Predicting Drivers of Coastal Change in WA

20 November 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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Our guest speaker tonight is Prof Ryan Lowe (UWA) Changes in global climate are increasingly exposing coastal populations and infrastructure to a range hazards, for example, due to sea level rise and changing frequency and intensity of storms. Professor Lowe’s work aims to understand and predict these changes, how they impact the coastal zone, and ultimately identifying strategies for adaption and mitigation of these changes using novel approaches. This talk is very relevant as we come to grapple with climate…

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December 2019

Northern Suburbs Branch 2019 AGM

18 December 2019, 7:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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At the AGM we will hold our annual digital photo competition. Conditions: Any natural history subject Max. 3 photos per member Must have been taken in 2019 Winner by popular vote Please send digital copies to Graham at: natsnorthernbranch@gmail.com by Monday 16 December. Any queries to Don (Organiser)

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January 2020

Alex Saar Memorial Unveiling

18 January, 5:00 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Western Australia Australia
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All Nats club members are invited to attend the Northern Suburbs BBQ and Social (BYO) During the evening a small plaque in the memory of Alex Saar will be unveiled in the Centre's library.

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