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Nature & fungi walk through the Northern part of the Glen Forrest Super Block

Nature & fungi walk through the Northern part of the Glen Forrest Super Block

July 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Glen Forrest Super Block, Tillbrook Rd, Glen Forrest, Western Australia

Come and join us on a general nature and fungi excursion to the Northern Section of Glen Forrest Super Block. The Super Block is a large area (about 44ha) adjacent to a section of the railway reserves heritage trail. It is a large remnant of native vegetation that supports a range of local wildlife. It represents a typical Jarrah/Marri/Sheoak woodland with an understorey comprised of a wide variety of native flora. We are looking for fungi, and all things natural history!

Meet at the bridge on the corner of Tillbrook Street and Sealey Road. There is ample parking there (in single file). If we need overflow parking this is available at the Glen Forrest Primary School just a few minutes walk away down Tillbrook Street.

Bring: Please bring binoculars, camera, pen, paper, refreshments, water, hat and name badge. It may be wet or cold or mild! Please make sure you have the right gear and anything else you need.

Clothing: Wear strong footwear – thongs or open-toed sandals may not be worn.

Bookings: Members and visitors are all welcome. RSVP bookings essential – online please.

Leaders: Rachel and Mike Green supported by the Friends of the Reserve.

Costs: Free to Naturalist Club members. Visitors are invited to contribute a gold coin donation towards the cost of running the excursion and the club.

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/drbx-superblock/

Star Swamp Bushland Reserve Guided Walk

Star Swamp Bushland Reserve Guided Walk

July 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Henderson Environmental Centre, End of, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia

Wildflower Society excursion.

Join David Pike for a one-hour guided walk in Star Swamp Bushland Reserve. Meet at the Henderson Environment Centre, Groat St, North Beach. All welcome.

Use of Drones to Monitor Minesite Restoration Projects

Use of Drones to Monitor Minesite Restoration Projects

July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Octagonal Hall, WA Wildflowers Eastern Hills Branch, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia

Wildflower Society monthly meeting.

Monitoring mine site restoration efforts is crucial as it provides early warning of potential restoration failures, which greatly improves the chances of restoring the environment in a timely manner. Drones are a cheap, easy to operate means of surveying large areas in a short amount of time. Able to be outfitted with a variety of sensors, do they represent the future of aerial monitoring of flora, fauna, and geological features? Todd Buters will present the results of his research.

Entry $2

The Cockatoos of Perth

The Cockatoos of Perth

uly 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Clarkson Library, Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd, Clarkson WA 6030, Australia

Lynne and Grace have been volunteering at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre for three years and love sharing their knowledge and passion with the community.

Learn the differences between the iconic black cockatoo species in south-west WA with the help of one of Kaarakin’s charismatic education black cockatoos.

The free presentation will address issues facing local species and ways you can help.
Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-kaarakin-the-cockatoos-of-perth-clarkson-library-tickets-44506036754

Fish for the Future

Fish for the Future

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Alkimos Pop-up Library, Gateway Shopping Centre, Alkimos, Western Australia

Do you love fishing off our beautiful coastline? Confused about catch limits and how much you can take? Come along to this workshop run by the experts who can answer all your questions about this popular pastime.

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-fish-for-the-future-alkimos-pop-up-library-tickets-44505737860

Trillion Trees Annual Planting Day & Fundraiser

Trillion Trees Annual Planting Day & Fundraiser

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whiteman Park, Lord St, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

GET READY for Trillion Trees annual planting day and fundraiser on Sunday July 15.

As the Guinness World record holders since 2014 Trillion Trees (formerly Men of the Trees) continue to lead the way.

Sadly, a world audit of trees* shows there are only three trillion trees left in the world – that’s half what there used to be.

OUR CHALLENGE TO YOU is to help us plant a trillion trees. We can do this if every global citizen plants 140 trees.

We need your help by volunteering on the day and we need your help to raise much needed funds.

Find out how you can do this – https://trilliontrees.org.au/trillion-tree-challenge/

Register by emailing contact@trilliontrees.org.au

Fun with Fungi

Fun with Fungi

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Margaret Forrest Centre, Park Rd, John Forrest National Park, Hovea, Western Australia

Bush Skills for the Hills workshop

Following the introduction, we will break for an early lunch and take a short walk in the National Park. We will learn how and where to search for fungi and bring back specimens to identify. The workshop presenter Roz Hart is Vice President of Fungimap Inc., an Australia-wide fungi organisation, and is also a member of WA Naturalists’ Club Fungi Study Group.

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

Tree Planting for Black Cockatoos – Stage 6

Tree Planting for Black Cockatoos – Stage 6

July 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Railway Reserve Heritage trail, Stoneville WA 6081, Australia

Tree Planting for Black Cockatoos – Stage 6

We will be planting trees again this year with cooperation from the Jane Brook Catchment Group (http://janebrookcg.com.au/).

Anyone who would like to volunteer on the day please register by sending us an email at: paftewa@hotmail.com as we need to reply with important information.

Trees will again be sourced from local Mundaring Garden Centre.

Date: Sat 14th July 2018
Time: 09.30am – 4pm

Volunteers: We will be relying on PAFTE Inc and Jane Brook Catchment Group volunteers on the day.

We will be providing some light refreshments throughout the day but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/events/180440832728825/

Sorrento WA: Beach Clean Up

Sorrento WA: Beach Clean Up

July 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sorrento Beach, Western Australia, Australia

This is a great opportunity to learn more about plastic pollution and how you can help.

Beach clean-ups play a vital part in the fight against plastic pollution. 70% of trash that enters the water sinks. By pitching in at our beach cleans you can help #StemtheTide

Meeting point – grassed area north of the surf club

What to bring:
• Water in a reusable container
• Be SunSmart
• Wear closed-in shoes
• Bring a hat

If you have them, please bring along tongs and reusable gloves.

Single Use Plastic FREE event! Please ensure everything you bring is reusable!

For the oceans!

Studying nature from the air: The use of drones for collecting natural history data with Andrew Moore

Studying nature from the air: The use of drones for collecting natural history data with Andrew Moore

July 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia

Speaker: Andrew D Moore, Chief Remote Pilot and Scientist

Topic content: Andrew has a great list of topics to cover and will also take your questions on drones, and will bring one along to show you. He will explain the use of drones for natural history projects with specific reference to work he has done in the Perth Hills. He will also explain what a drone actually is; work he has done for Murdoch University looking at the use of drones for forest monitoring along the Scarp and the impact of climate change; the work he has been doing with Simon Cherriman filming Wedge-tailed Eagles; his work on monitoring tree plantings for Carbon Neutral; and his seagrass, mangrove, and rehabilitation monitoring in Shark Bay … and more! He has some spectacular vision he will show us too.

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

Donation: 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!

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

Shark Sleepovers

Shark Sleepovers

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – July 13, 2018 8:00 am
The Aquarium Of Western Australia, 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025, Australia

Experience the excitement of sleeping under the sea! Discover more about our amazing marine animals with a night of exclusive tours, fun marine themed activities and a sleep over in Australia’s largest single aquarium surrounded by sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish!

Ages 7-12

Includes:
-The unique opportunity to explore AQWA’s exhibits by night with your own Ocean Guide
-A movie screening, complete with popcorn and snacks
-Take home arts and crafts
-“Camping” in Australia’s largest single aquarium; you’ll be sleeping beneath 3 million litres of water surrounded by sharks, stingrays, turtles and hundreds of fish!
-Dinner: choice of kids meal served in a treasure chest with chips, pop-top drink and novelty pirate-patch.*
-Continental breakfast*
-Exploring AQWA’s outdoor exhibits
-A free return kids pass to AQWA!
-Take-home shark backpack full of AQWA goodies! (children only)

Cost: $125

Digging around in our bushland: what is happening with quenda and their mates?

Digging around in our bushland: what is happening with quenda and their mates?

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Speaker: A/Prof Trish Fleming
Trish is a wildlife biologist. Her research focuses on translational biology, where improving our understanding of the physiology and behaviour of vertebrates has conservation or welfare implications. For example, understanding factors such as habitat requirements or physiological limitations of animals can provide important information for their management and conservation.

Time: 6.00pm for light refreshments. Talk starts at 6.30pm sharp.

Fun, science and creativity for kids

Fun, science and creativity for kids

July 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia

This is a free event for 6-12 years olds to discover their creativity with nature!

The Education sub-committee will be running three workshops:
– Leaf litter critters: Snap a photo with the I-scope
– Bee and bug hotels: Learn a lot about pollinators and predators while making a hotels for bugs
– Fabulous fruits: making bush creatures out of seeds, fruits, leaves and nuts

Parent involvement required, BYO snacks and drinks

Book your kids place now! RSVP jendu@iinet.net.au

Albatross the Film – Currambine

Albatross the Film – Currambine

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Ave, Currambine WA 6028, Australia

We would like to invite you to an intimate screening of ALBATROSS hosted by Sea Shepherd Australia Marine Debris Campaign in collaboration with Plastic Fee July and North Earth Carers.

ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. ALBATROSS takes us on a journey, as we face this tragedy we must also confront our own complicity head on.

Chris Jordan, an Internationally-acclaimed photographer returned to Midway over many years with his team, documenting the cycles of life and death, and capturing stunning and intimate portraits of these magnificent seabirds. He has generously made this film available to Sea Shepherd Australia to host as a FREE screening.

FREE Tickets available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/albatross-a-film-by-chris-jordan-tickets-46176785007
Following the screening there will Q&A.

Blue The Film Screening

Blue The Film Screening

July 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Raw Kitchen, 181A High St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Our oceans are drowning with 150 million tons of plastic pollution. This is a problem because plastic never goes away, harming our marine life and people. But we’re not too late. Bottle for Botol runs an education program that helps young people combat plastic pollution and move away from single-use plastics. For good.

The Raw Kitchen and YogaLab have kindly offered their studio space to display a screening of Blue The Film. All funds raised will be donated to Bottle for Botol.

BLUE takes us on a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, BLUE takes us into their world where the story of our changing ocean is unfolding. We meet those who are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species.

This feature documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come.

BLUE shows us there is a way forward and the time to act is now.
Tickets: $20
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/blue-the-film-screening-fundraising-for-bottle-for-botol-tickets-46172637602

Albatross the Film – Perth

Albatross the Film – Perth

July 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 51 James St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

We would like to invite you to this FREE intimate screening of ALBATROSS hosted by Sea Shepherd Australia, The Greens WA and Plastic Free July

Our special guests speakers and discussion panel for the evening will be:-
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson – The Australian Greens,
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz – the founder of Plastic Free July
Jeff Hansen Managing Director – Sea Shepherd Australia

Sentator Jordan Steele-John from the WA Greens will be joining the screening and be part of the discussion panel after the film.

Our guests are at the forefront of plastic pollution and issues facing the marine environment and will be availble to discuss future policies and solutions to #StemtheTide of marine debris flooding the oceans.

ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. ALBATROSS takes us on a journey, as we face this tragedy we must also confront our own complicity head on.

FREE Tickets available here: –
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/albatross-a-film-by-chris-jordan-tickets-47130141522

Fauna nightstalk

Fauna nightstalk

July 3, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Garvey Park, Fauntleroy Ave, Ascot WA 6104, Australia

Join a tour to find the fauna of Garvey Park wetland, led by Joe Tonga of Natsync Environmental. Please wear enclosed shoes and appropriate clothing and bring a torch (head torch preferred).

Register by email to environment@belmont.wa.gov.au or contact the Parks and Environment Department on 9477 7257.

Location : Garvey Park created wetland, Ascot.
Parking available near Tibradden Circle/ Hay Road intersection (opposite Frank Treen Memorial Park).

http://www.belmont.wa.gov.au/Pages/Fauna-Nightstalk.aspx

Activate ~ Gabbin

Activate ~ Gabbin

June 29, 2018 – July 1, 2018
Gabbin WA 6476, Australia

ACTIVATE the Wheatbelt invites you to join us in Gabbin to help us plant 31, 200 seedlings. This enjoyable weekend will consist of tree planting, live music, DJs, dancing, community and education. This is a drug free and family friendly event open to all age’s, where everyone is welcome to come and help out planting trees.

• •WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FESTIVAL • •
At the event we will be hard at work planting trees during the day, with the motivation of a DJ to help us along. Then at night things really come to life with a diverse range of musical acts to listen and dance to. All meals are provided while you enjoy the beautiful nature under the stars and keep warm by the bonfires. You have the option of camping in your own tent or under cover in the communal hall. You will be encouraged to have some great conversations, play some music if you’d like and make friends with like minded people.

• • TICKETING • •
PRICES DEPENDANT ON THE CROWDFUND
If we raise enough money – tickets are free!

Price includes:
– Bus to and from Gabbin: Meeting at 16.30 from FERN in Fremantle (26 Montreal Street, on the corner of High Street and Montreal) on Friday 29th [no more bus from City Farm]
– Tree planting equipment
– Delicious vegetarian food over the whole week end (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner)
– Workshops
– Entertainment
**FEATURING DJ SETS, LIVE MUSIC & JAM SESSIONS**

https://www.facebook.com/events/626456564387678/

Defending the Globe’s Primary Life Support

Defending the Globe’s Primary Life Support

June 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The University Club of Western Australia, Entrance 1, Hackett Dr, Crawley WA 6009, Australia

Phytoplankton near the surface of the ocean provide most of Earth’s oxygen, making the oceans our planet’s primary life support system. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) threatens the biodiversity in our oceans and their capacity to maintain life on the planet.

Sea Shepherd has become a global movement partnering with governments, Interpol and industry to combat Illegal fishing in the world’s oceans, as well as uncovering direct and indirect human rights abuses. Jeff Hansen, Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia, joins us to discuss his organisation’s international work including its recent operations in Liberia, Gabon, Tanzania and Timor Leste.

Tickets $10-$50
https://aiiawa.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/19390-sea-shepherd-defending-the-globe-s-primary-life-support

Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills for the Hills

Verge Renovation Rescue

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Swan Hall, 1, W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055, Australia

In this workshop, we will cover simple ways you can ‘adopt’ your local verge and make it into a green space that can provide native habitat for birds, reptiles and frogs safely and easily, as well as provide some examples of sites that have been.

Fun with Fungi

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Margaret Forrest Centre, Park Rd, John Forrest National Park, Hovea, Western Australia

Following the introduction, we will break for an early lunch and take a short walk in the National Park. We will learn how and where to search for fungi and bring back specimens to identify. The workshop presenter Roz Hart is Vice President of Fungimap Inc., an Australia-wide fungi organisation, and is also a member of WA Naturalists’ Club Fungi Study Group.

 

Feral Animal Control

August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Shire of Mundaring Administration Building, 7000 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring, WA, Australia

Eddie Juras from Feral Invasive Species Eradication Management (FISEM) will be explaining the habits and best methods for control of various feral species while giving a greater understanding of the impact they have on our native flora and fauna.

 

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

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.

 

Weed or Wildflower?

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby St, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia

Can you tell a native grass from a weedy grass? Do you know which wattles are local and which are not? Is Bristly-headed Stinkweed a native plant? What family of plants have male and female flowers? This workshop led by Una Bell will feature a talk about some of the common plant families found in Mundaring and a guided walk focussing on wildflowers and weeds found along the Railway Heritage Trail. Workshop is not suitable for small children.
Meet at the Railway Heritage Trail near Mundaring Scout Hall.

 

Assisting Natural Regeneration on a Granite Outcrop

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby St, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia

We will be discussing the transformational journey of the reserve from what was known by locals as the ‘dump’ to what it is now: a stunning area with a wonderful array of wildflowers. Throssell Reserve features a surfacing granite outcrop and local plants such as Yellow Starflower, Stylidiums, Verticordia and native grasses. The beauty of the reserve, as it is today, is a result of the work completed by a dedicated ‘Friends of’ group and the Shire of Mundaring.
Meet at the Railway Heritage Trail near Mundaring Scout Hall.

 

Erosion Control Workshop

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shire of Mundaring Administration Building, 7000 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring, Western Australia

Do you have an erosion problem on your property or community project site? Are you looking for a softer/environmentally friendly approach to reducing sediment movement along a waterway? This workshop will provide you with some guidance on which materials may be suited to your situation and include a practical session on how to go about installing fibre/jute rolls and matting. Bring your gloves, hat, water bottle and sunscreen and learn a thing or two about how to keep your soil where it is!

 

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, Little Rush Lake

July 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Little Rush Lake, Samuel Caporn Reserve, Yangebup WA 6164, Australia

Meet at 8:00 am near the playground on the western side of this small wooded lake. Little Rush Lake is part of the Beeliar Regional Park. Turn off North Lake Road into Osprey Drive, right into Dotterel Way, then right into Grassbird Loop. There is a path around the lake, and we should see plenty of waterbirds and bushbirds. Over 90 species of birds have been seen here. Bring morning tea.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Jenny Sumpton & Lynley Davey

 

Bird Walk, Lightning Swamp

July 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Lightning Swamp Bushland, Noranda WA 6062, Australia

Meet at 8:30 am at the gate in the SE corner of the bushland on Della Road. Lightning Swamp, part of Noranda Open Space, is an area of seasonal wetlands and banksia woodland. The area supports some waterbirds, and cormorants have bred here. The bushland supports a range of species, including some that are uncommon in smaller reserves, such as the Western Thornbill, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater and Red-capped Robin. Some areas will be restricted due to the presence of dieback.

For members and the general public.

Leader: Clive Nealon

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

“A Plastic Ocean” – Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

July 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddington Ale House, 141 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia

 

Event Details

– The film starts at 6.30 pm. You will be able to arrive at any time.

– We supply some cushions, if you want to bring your own you are most welcome to.

– No need to print your ticket.

– We apologise that you will not be able to bring your own food and drink to the venue, you will be able to purchase these at The Paddo.

If you wish to support the ongoing work of Transition Town Vincent, we welcome a gold coin donation.