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Eagle View Wildflower Hike

Eagle View Wildflower Hike

September 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
John Forrest National Park, Park Rd, Hovea WA 6056, Australia

September is biodiversity month! What better way to celebrate than a wildflower hike through one of the most biodiverse regions of the world! The Perth hills are rich in flora and you will get to see for yourself some of the gorgeous varieties of wildflowers in bloom along the Eagle View Trail with Off The Beaten Track WA.

You will be guided along the Eagle View Trail, in John Forest National Park, past waterfalls, cascades, views of the Perth city skyline, an abundance of wildflowers such as Orchids, Trigger plants, Cone Flowers and Featherflowers plus gorgeous mixed Jarrah forest.

We will be joined by William Fowler, a lecturer at South Metropolitan TAFE in Conservation and Land Management. William is currently completing his PhD examining changes in vegetation communities across the swan coastal plain in response to urbanisation. William has studied the flora of south-west Western Australia for 11 years and has several scientific publications related to the flora of this region.

Price: $45
Distance: 15Kms
Includes: Guided hike, wildflower expert & morning tea.

What to Bring? Camera, water, lunch/snack, a good attitude and big smile!

https://offthebeatentrackwa.com.au/trail_tour/eagleview_wildflower_hike_30september2018/

Where Song Began

Where Song Began

September 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, Darlington Rd & Hillsden Rd, Darlington

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cottesloe Civic Centre, Napier St, Cottesloe WA 6011, Australia

Where Song Began’ is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.

Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’

Accessible for all ages, this work encourages the audience to contemplate the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia’s rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and bird call field recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A
Tickets $30
https://wheresongbegan.com/

Nature in Art walk

Nature in Art walk

September 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005, Australia

Kings Park is full of art celebrating WA plants and the natural environment. Enjoy a walk through the WA Botanic Garden where you’ll view beautiful artwork, sculpture and mosaics including banksias and acacias as well as sculptural plants which depict the strength of women.

This walk is being led by the knowledgeable Kings Park Volunteer Guides.

All guided walks are free but places are limited. Register via the Kings Park Festival website.
https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival

One Last Stand

One Last Stand

September 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parliament Of Western Australia, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

We are taking our petition and our voices to Parliament House for One Last Stand! We have no confidence in EPA ‘Approvals’ and developers’ pitiful attempts to conserve small natural areas surrounded by a sea of urban wasteland. We know this is a problem all through Perth. So Golden Bay residents will be highlighting the truth of urban destruction and invite others to join our cause and add your own on Tuesday 18 September, gathering at 11.00am. Share this now, show we will not be silenced and join us for ‘One Last Stand’.

Hosted by Save Our Dunes Golden Bay WA.

Butterflies of the Perth Hills with Eric McCrum

Butterflies of the Perth Hills with Eric McCrum

September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia

WA Naturalists monthly meeting.
Topic: Butterflies of the Perth Hills and beyond. How to identify them, what plants they are attracted to and more.

Speaker: Eric McCrum, famous as “birdman” on ABC radio.

This will be suitable for children, teenagers and adults, amateurs and scientists, beginners and those with advanced knowledge … bring the whole family.

We invite a donation of $3 per person for adult members ($0 for child members), and $5 per adult visitor and $1 per visiting child. Includes tea and coffee and home-made food and biscuits!

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/

Chittering Wildflower Show

Chittering Wildflower Show

September 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – September 15, 2018 4:00 pm
Chittering Landcare Centre, 175 Old Gingin Rd, Muchea WA 6501, Australia

A Three Day Celebration of our beautiful West Australian Springtime of Colour. Chittering Landcare Centre (175 Old Gingin Rd off Great Northern Hwy just north of the Brand Hwy lights) has a display of named wildflower specimens. Assistance with identification of wildflowers is available, copies of the book “Wildflowers of Chittering and surrounds” and native plants will be available to purchase. Refreshments, weed identification and landcare advice each day and Saturday is family day with extra attractions for children.

http://chitteringlandcare.org.au/event/wildflower-show-landcare-expo/

Bold Park Cleanup

Bold Park Cleanup

September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bold Park, Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach WA 6015, Australia

As well as cleaning up the ocean, it is important to clean up the bush too! The Coastal Cleanup Crew have received messages about Bold Park being littered, so lets join our powerful forces and cleanup the bushland!

Threatened Species Art Exhibition

Threatened Species Art Exhibition

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am – September 9, 2018 4:00 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson WA 6107, Australia

In acknowledgement of Threatened Species Day artists from the Canning Arts Group and Liddelow Homestead Arts & Crafts Club Inc will be exhibiting and selling their artwork at the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC), 8-9 September.

For more info head to www.canning.wa.gov.au/en/Events/CREEC-Events-Calendar/Threatened-Species-Art-Exhibition

Travel across the world for bandicoot treasures

Travel across the world for bandicoot treasures

September 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nedlands Lecture Theatre, Clifton St, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

Naturalists Club monthly meeting.
Tonight’s Speaker: Dr Kenny Travouillon, WA Museum

Museum collections often house some hidden treasures. New species are sometimes found amongst specimens of another, unnoticed for decades. However, specimens can often be scattered across several museums, in different states or countries, making it difficult and expensive to access and study them properly.

The Churchill Fellowship gives a unique opportunity to travel to multiple museums in multiple countries, to undertake such study. This journey aimed to study closely all museum specimens in the Order: Peramelemorphia (bandicoots and bilbies), to review type specimens, historical specimens (collected in the 1800s), and even fossil specimens, to uncover new species, revise current species, and uncover the evolutionary history of this group.

Kenny will present the results of this journey, undertaken in April and May 2017, providing a unique insight and highlighting future research that can help continue broadening our understanding of this order of mammals.

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/

Threatened by Silence- National Threatened Species Day

Threatened by Silence- National Threatened Species Day

September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Yagan Square, Corner Wellington Street and, William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Speak up for the voiceless, end the Extinction Crisis.

Join the WA Forest Alliance, The Wilderness Society and The Conservation Council of Australia and their 300+ member groups to create a silent human installation to raise awareness about the threatened species in Western Australia.
Half an hour of silence to represent the voiceless at risk of extinction.
Friday the 7th of September, events are being held all across Australia to recognise National Threatened Species Day and raise awareness for threatened species and the need to conserve our world-renowned biodiversity in Australia.
Australia’s extinction record continues to be one of the worst in the world – where over the past 100 years, more mammals have become extinct in Australia than anywhere else in the world.
Since European settlement, Western Australia has had 12 mammal species become extinct, 7 have disappeared from the mainland but remain on a few offshore islands, and more than 40 have declined significantly or are threatened with extinction.

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate peaceful public support for conservation and raise awareness of WA’s threatened species, the threats to those species and the groups working for their survival.

Times:
12 noon am SHARP arrival for action prep
Silent stance 12:30pm – 1pm
1:30pm event close, join us for lunch afterward
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/threatened-by-silence-tickets-49372821438

Wildflower sensations for the vision-impaired

Wildflower sensations for the vision-impaired

September 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
September 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Ave, Perth 

Join us for a guided walk through Kings Park and let the spring wildflowers awaken your senses of smell, touch and sound.

This walk is designed specifically for people with vision impairment and their support person.

Enjoy scrunching and smelling peppermint leaves, listening to the black cockatoos squawking in the marri trees and the sweet smell of boronia as you learn more about our beautiful flora and the WA Botanic Garden.

All guided walks are free but places are limited. Register via the Kings Park Festival website.
https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival

Wetland Management and Restoration Seminar

Wetland Management and Restoration Seminar

September 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Atrium Theatrette, Level 4, 168 St George’s Tce, Perth, Western Australia

Perth NRM and WALGA invite you to join us to hear about interventions to address wetland water quality issues, such as algal blooms and aquatic weeds, as well as successful wetland restoration techniques that have transformed degraded sites into thriving ecosystems.

Expert speakers include representatives from the Department of Conservation, Biodiversity and Attractions; the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation; the Department of Health; Local Government; NRM organisations and catchment groups.

The program is designed to give you an overview of how challenges in management of aquatic ecosystems are being addressed and to be able to seek management answers through question time and networking opportunities.

Cost $66 (professional organisation), $40 (community group)
Registration required.
https://www.perthnrm.com/2018/08/wetland-management-and-restoration-seminar

WA Gould League Bird Walk

WA Gould League Bird Walk

September 2, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, Herdsman WA 6017, Australia

The WA Gould League’s Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre will be open to the public on the first Sunday of every month. The Centre is situated on the edge of picturesque Herdsman Lake, and is the perfect place for nature discovery, environmental education or even a picnic. You are invited to come down and join the WA Gould League volunteers for a bird walk at 2pm, explore the centre and get involved in other nature based activities.
There is no need to book and there is plenty of parking available.

Cost: $2 Adult, $1 Child or $5 family and $1 seniors

Air Bee N’ Bee

Air Bee N’ Bee

September 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
West Swan Hall, 1, W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055, Australia

Bush Skills for the Hills workshop

Following the informative presentation, participants will be given the opportunity to build a native bee hotel and potentially take one home to install in their own garden. Workshop is not suitable for small children.

Bookings essential.
http://www.perthseasternregion.com.au/sustainability-and-environment/environmental-workshops.aspx

BirdLife Western Australia Walks and Excursions

BirdLife Western Australia Walks and Excursions

Bird Walk, Star Swamp

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Star Swamp Bushland Reserve, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia

Meet at 8:00 am in the car park at the end of Mary Street, Waterman. To get there, turn off West Coast Highway at Mary Street, and drive to the car park. Alternatively, from Marmion Avenue, turn left into Beach Road, left into Ethel Street, and then left into Mary Street.

Species that may be found here include Variegated Fairy-wren, Southern Boobook and Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo. Star Swamp is part of the Northern Swan Coastal Plain KBA for Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo and has Tuart and banksia woodland and heath. A variety of raptors and bushbirds can be seen. Over 82 species of birds have been recorded here.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Michael Hancock

 

Peel-Harvey Estuary Migratory Shorebird Workshop

September 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, 58 Sutton St, Mandurah WA 6210, Australia

Do you love your Peel Harvey Estuary? And the birds that call it home?

Volunteers are needed for an important citizen science project to measure disturbance to migratory shorebirds caused by recreational activities on the Peel-Harvey Estuary this summer. The estuary provides vital habitat for shorebirds and it is important that recreational use of the estuary does not disturb their feeding and resting before their long return journey back to the Arctic. This project will help understand how shorebirds interact with recreational activities on the estuary.

Join BirdLife WA and the Peel Harvey Catchment Council for a free workshop to find out more about the project, how you can make a difference, and to learn/practice skills to identify shorebirds.

For more information or to register, please contact Vicki Stokes on 0409 033 126 or vicki.stokes@birdlife.org.au

 

What Bird is That?

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Western Australian Ecology Centre, 165 Perry Lakes Dr, City Beach WA 6015, Australia

Ever wondered which bird makes that particular cackling call or chirping chorus when you’re out in nature? Well here is your chance to find out!

Join the experts from Birdlife WA for a chance to spot and hear a raucous array of native birds that call Bold Park home. Learn more about this precious piece of natural bushland we know as Bold Park. You will also learn about the special links between birds and plants and how they rely on each other to survive.

Prepare for your walk:
-Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair for a gold coin donation.
-Wear sturdy, closed-in shoes and come dressed for the weather with a hat, jacket, sunscreen and drinking water.
-This walk requires a moderate level of fitness. Due to the terrain, this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or prams.
-There are no public toilets in Bold Park. Toilets are available at the nearby playground at the southern end of Perry Lakes Reserve.

All guided walks are free. Places are limited. Registration required.
https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival/walks-and-talks/event/8276-what-bird-is-that

 

Bird Walk, Victoria Reservoir

September 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Victoria Reservoir, Canning Mills WA 6111, Australia

Meet at 8:30 am in the car park beside the information board at the entrance to the dam. From Perth, travel east along Welshpool Road and Welshpool Road East to the T-junction at Canning Road, turn right and travel for about 400 m to Masonmill Road. Turn right into Masonmill Road and continue along this road for about 600 m, following the signs to the dam past the Masonmill Gardens function centre, to the entrance to the car park. We will follow the walking track down to the dam. This walk is of moderate length, perhaps 5 km, but it does contain some steep steps that need to be negotiated both down and then up, so it does require a moderate level of fitness.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Clive Nealon

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

“Jane” – Transition Town Guildford Movie Night

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James St, Guildford, WA

September Movie Night- JANE
Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

Join us for food and drinks from 6pm onwards, Movie starts at 7pm

Entry by donation.

https://transitiontownguildford.com