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2014 Valette Williams Scholarship Recipients. - ANNOUNCED

This year’s recipient is Desi Quintans

Desi is a Bachelor of Science student, University of Western Sydney, undertaking his Honours year.

about the scholarship.

Photo of Desi Quintans

Application forms for 2015 Valette Williams Scholarship will be available later this year.



September 12th

Speaker: Sven Mogensen
Topic: 'Management of Trees in Suburbia’’

Sven is an Arborist/Horticulturist currently working as the Tree Coordinator at Strathfield Council. Sven has a busy job looking after Council owned trees (street and park), trees on private property and tree matters in relation to development applications.

Sven will be presenting a talk on Trees in Suburbia and will be focusing on a number of topics such as Dendrophobia, relevant Australian Standards, a brief history of tree preservation and street tree plantings as well as trees under powerlines!

A large REd ANgophora

Walks and Talks program at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden’

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September 8th

Leader: Helen Theile
Topic: 'Pea (Family Fabaceae)'

Pea flowers

This is a very large group of plants occurring widely in the northern and southern hemispheres. Domesticated varieties are major foods: green peas and beans, peanuts, soya beans and grain legumes. Most local species have yellow flowers with a splash of red but some of the climbers come in dark reds and vivid purples. They are also a favourite food of the local wildlife. The talk will be complemented by a walk to see flowering examples within the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

September 15th

Leader: Robert Failes
Topic: Longer Walk (bring lunch & water) Return approx 2.30 pm

A creek on the walk

We take the opportunity to study the vegetation along the Mueller Track as
it roughly follows Ku-ring-gai Creek in the western part of KWG. This track
supports a surprising number of plants not found elsewhere in KWG. Please
wear suitable footwear. Bring a hat, water and a packed lunch to eat near
the top of Phantom Falls.




Last up-dated 2nd. September 2014

We are affiliated with Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd which is part of the national body the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) inc. (ANPSA).