North Shore Group

Walks & Talks
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Walks and Talks Programme 2016

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 2016, others remain unchanged. For your convenience the edited versions are labelled "notes 13", "notes 14" or "notes 15"

First Term


March 7 Introductory Talk and Walk at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden notes 13
March 14 Plant Kingdom notes v3
March 21 Parts of the Plant – Flowers notes
March 28 Public holiday – no walk  
April 4 Banksia (Family Proteaceae) notes 14

Second Term

May 2 Introduction to Fungi notes
May 9 Parts of the Plant – Fruits notes
May 16 Fire and the Sandstone Flora notes 16
May 23 Parts of the Plant – Stems and Leaves notes 13, chart
May 30 Lomandra notes 16
June 6 Eucalyptus, Angophora and Corymbia (Family Myrtaceae) notes 16
June 13 Public Holiday: NO TALK or WALK  
June 20 Ferns notes 13
June 27 Walk to Showground (bring lunch & water) Return about 3pm  

Third Term

July 18 Rainforests notes13,map
July 25 Geology notes 16
August 1 Grevilleas and Hakeas (Family Proteaceae) notes16
August 8 Acacias (Family Fabaceae sub-family Mimosoideae) notes15,map
August 15 Boronias and other Family Rutaceae notes14,map
August 22 Heath plants ((Family Ericaceae) notes
August 29 Pea (Family Fabaceae) notes 14
September 5 Orchids (Family Orchidaceae) notes 13,
September 12 Other Families notes 16
September 19 Western Mueller Track (bring lunch & water) return about 3pm  

Fourth Term

October 10 Waratahs and other Family Proteaceae notes 16
October 17 Callistemons, Kunzeas, and Melaleucas (Family Myrtaceae) notes 13,
October 24 East Mueller Track (bring lunch & water) return about 3pm
October 31 Grasses (Family Poaceae) notes
November 7 Leptospermum, Baeckea (Family Myrtaceae) notes
November 14 Bird Walk (9.00 a.m. start) notes 13,

Down load a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2016 program.

Enquiries: Bill 02 9498 6052
  Wendy 02 9144 5600

Note 2: The programme for 2015 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2015 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.

Walks and Talks of 2014
Walks and Talks of 2013
Walks and Talks of 2012
Walks and Talks of 2011

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