North Shore Group

Walks & Talks
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Walks and Talks Programme 2015

420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
NSW Australia

Be guided by members of the North Shore Group for a talk followed by an easy walk in the garden. Meet at Caley’s Pavilion on the following Mondays at 9:45 am for a 10:00am start. Information sheets are provided. Walks conclude at approx. 12.30pm. Please wear suitable footwear, and bring a hat and water. No prior knowledge required - just an enquiring mind and a love of the bush!

There is a fee of $5 per person per session, discounted to $2 for APS members.

Note: The current set of notes and maps will be available from this page by the end of this year. They are being added throughout the year. The number given for each topic is the actual number used for that walk at the Wildflower Garden.
The notes and maps will down load as "pdf files" to read them you will need a current "pdf reader". One can be downloaded free from:

Adobe Reader down load link

Note 2: Many of the notes have been edited for 2015, others remain unchanged. For your convenience the edited versions are labelled "notes 13", "notes 14" or "notes 15"

First Term

March 2 Introductory Talk and Walk at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden notes 13
March 9 Plant Kingdom notes v3
March 16 Parts of the Plant – Flowers notes
March 23 Parts of the Plant – Stems and Leaves notes 13, chart
March 30 Banksia (Family Proteaceae) notes 14

Second Term

April 27 Introduction to Fungi notes
May 4 Parts of the Plant – Fruits notes
May 11 Longer Walk east Mueller Track (bring lunch & water) return about 3pm  
May 18 Eucalyptus, Angophora and Corymbia (Family Myrtaceae) notes 15
May 25 Plants, You & Climate Change notes 15
June 1 Ferns notes 13
June 8 Public Holiday: NO TALK or WALK  
June 15 Rainforests notes13,map
June 22 Walk to Showground (bring lunch & water) Return about 3pm  

Third Term

July 20 Plant Communities  
July 27 Bird Walk (9.00 a.m. start) notes 13,
August 3 Grevilleas and Hakeas (Family Proteaceae) notes13,map
August 10 Acacias (Family Fabaceae sub-family Mimosoideae) notes15,map
August 17 Boronias and other Family Rutaceae notes14,map
August 24 Heath plants ((Family Ericaceae) notes
August 31 Pea (Family Fabaceae) notes 14
September 7 Orchids (Family Orchidaceae) notes 13,
September 14 Western Mueller Track (bring lunch & water) return about 3pm  

Fourth Term

October 12 Waratahs and other Family Proteaceae notes
October 19 Callistemons, Kunzeas, and Melaleucas (Family Myrtaceae) notes 13,
October 26 Grasses (Family Poaceae) notes
November 2 Some other Families of Dicots in KWG notes 14
November 9 Leptospermum, Baeckea (Family Myrtaceae) notes
November 16 Snack talks  

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

Enquiries: Bill 02 9498 6052
  Wendy 02 9144 5600

Note 2: The programme for 2014 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2014 can be found here. There were several talks with notes given in 2011,12, 13 and 14 that will not be presented in 2015. The notes are however, available for down loading.

The programme for 2013 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2013 can be found here.

The programme for 2012 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2012 can be found here.

The programme for 2011 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2011 can be found here.

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