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August 14th Two speakers *Wattles and Botanical Artists’

Speaker 1 Bob Failes and Jenny Lewis
Topic: *Wattles’

Bob will talk briefly about Acacias commonly found in the Sydney region, then show how a Lucid Programme named ìWattle ñ Acacias of Australiaî by B.R.Maslin, coordinator, can be used to identify (or at least short list) an unknown Acacia. The programme has the advantage of being applicable even if only some of a plantís characteristics are known. We donít necessarily need to know the plantís floral details, for example.

Wattle Flowers

Speaker 2: Jenny Lewis
Topic: *Botanical Artists’

Botanical painting  1 Botanical painting  2


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

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Down load a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2015 program.

July 20th

Leader: Bill Jones
Topic: ‘Plant Communities’

Banksia spinulosa flower

When you walk in the bush, does it all look the same? A recent survey found 26 different plant communities in Ku-ring-gai. Some of these are considered to be endangered or critically endangered. Come and hear Bill Jones tell how it is decided that there are different Plant Communities in our bush!  After the talk we will explore some of the plant communities in the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden including the recently recognised Coastal Upland Swamp Endangered Ecological Community.

July 27th

Leader: Bill and Noela Jones
Topic: Bird Walk’

A Lyre Bird

Come at 9am to surprise the early birds in search of their breakfast! Resident species vary from the tiny Blue Fairy Wrens to larger birds like Cockatoos and Ravens and the elusive Whipbirds, Lyrebirds and Bowerbirds. Bill and Noela will lead you through Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, identifying the birds by sight and call and advising about plant selection for your own bird-friendly garden. Bring water and binoculars.


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Last up-dated 15th. July 2015

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