October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nedlands Lecture Theatre, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
WA Naturalists Club monthly meeting.
Our speaker at tonight’s general meeting is Kevin Coate who will speak on “Christmas Island—naturally”
Kevin is a life member of the WA Naturalists Club. In 1975 he and his wife Yvonne ventured into nature-based tourism, specialising in expeditions to more remote areas of Australia and helped pioneer nature-based tourism along the Kimberley coast.
In 1990 he began taking naturalists, many from the Club, to Christmas Island—a small tropical island that was once the steep tip of a volcano in the Indian Ocean. It was a risky undertaking going there at first, as few people apart from those working on the phosphate mine or the government administration on the island were aware of its natural attractions. One of the main attractions for visitors is the spectacular red crab migration after the first rains in October or November. However as we will see, there is much more on Christmas Island than crabs. The vegetation is diverse, ranging from tall trees to tiny ferns. The Island is also a major breeding ground for seabirds, including several endemic species. Kevin’s presentation will reflect on those forms of natural history shown to various groups over 12 years.
Cost: $3 door fee includes raffle ticket, tea & coffee
October 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, Herdsman WA 6017, Australia
Come and join us down at the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre for a unique halloween experience! You will have the opportunity to learn all about our native spiders and other critters from spider guru Dr Mark Harvey from the WA Museum! Be prepared to be fascinated as we explore by torchlight the critters of the dark. Please bring warm clothing, insect repellent, torch & closed shoes /gumboots.
Price is just $16/person (children under 3 free) and includes sausage sizzle, drink, talk, guided walk, face-painting, spooky crafts, and much more!
Bookings essential and spots are limited.
Dress up optional but there may be some treats for those who do….
October 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 120 Gilchrist Rd, Lesmurdie WA 6076, Australia
Join us for all things creepy crawly this Halloween! There will be bat activities for the kids, live micro-bats on display, bat box building, talks from our experienced bat carers and more!
Venue: Kanyana administration building
Sunday the 28th October 5pm-7pm
Cost: Gold Coin donation at the door.
October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Hwy & Murdoch Dr, Winthrop WA 6155, Australia
Join Garry Heady from Beyond Gardens for waterwise expert gardening tips that help keep your garden in full bloom and our wetlands looking healthy at the same time. Topics covered include minimising nutrient use and run-off, conserving water, supporting biodiversity and habitat creation, with reference to our local Melville wetlands.
October 27, 2018 – October 28, 2018
various locations, Western Australia
How many species can you count? The BirdLife WA Twitchathon returns in 2018 with all entries also eligible for the National competition, now in its third year. The national twitchathon uses a weighting system to rank all state entries and determine an overall winner! All members and supporters of BirdLife are invited to take part.
We have three events to suit any type of team:
• 24 hour competition (State and National prizes)
• 12 hour competition (State and National prizes)
• Birdathon competition (National prize)
The Birdathon competition is designed to encourage newer birders and involves birding in three 1-hour blocks, aiming to get the highest total in Australia. There are loads of exciting prizes to be won for the highest totals, rarest sightings, best fundraisers and many more! There are also prizes for young birders.
Teams of 2 to 5 people can twitch wherever they like within WA. Any mode of travel (except by air) is allowed. Call playback is not allowed. Teams may enter one competition category.
For entry forms and further information please contact me.
Stewart Ford, BirdLife WA Twitchathon coordinator
October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson WA 6107, Australia
A Professional Development Day for Teachers, Youth Group Leaders and Community Members
Come on a journey of discovery through this unique region by canoe and on foot.
Join 19 other participants for this unique event where you will experience the river and its flood plain. Learn about the Indigenous connections to this landscape, explore the local biodiversity, learn more about the fresh water and salt water ecosystems of the area, and hear about the key environmental issues that threaten the Canning River ecosystem.
Enjoy this active learning day for local teachers, youth group leaders and community members.
Collect a teacher resource pack containing some great resources to support your learning program.
Cost – $55 inc GST
To register contact Natasha Bowden on 9458 5664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 24, 2018 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
The Cruising Yacht Club, 2 Val St, Rockingham WA 6168, Australia
Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign and the Cruising Yacht Club Rockingham would like to invite you to a screening of ALBATROSS
This beautiful and thought-provoking film captures just that in relation to one of the most iconic and impressive sea-birds the Albatross.
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 event but any donations will be gratefully received.
Screening begins 7pm.
The film will be introduced by Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Coordinator for the area Corinne Johnson and following the screening there will Q&A.
Dinner is available at the club BOOKINGS must be made and will be served between 4.30pm and 6pm.
Please call to book 08 9527 5468
October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lakelands Community House, 20 Dalona Pkwy, Lakelands WA 6180, Australia
To celebrate National Water Week, join Greening Australia to learn about the benefits of habitat gardens that require minmal watering whilst creating refuges for local fauna.
Workshop includes background knowledge about critters in your yard, start designing your own habitat garden and a garden visit to see firsthand the different water saving and habitat components.
October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia
Our Environment House Frog Pond expert, Warren Haley, will again run this popular workshop on all things frogs. Warren looks after our frog ponds at Environment House and in the front yard of his home in Bayswater.
Warren will show you how to build the perfect frog pond and introduce you to the interesting world of our local frogs, so you can provide them with the best frog home.
A workshop for the whole family.
Environment House often has too many tadpoles, giving people to take some home if you live within 5km of our location.
October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rockingham WA 6168, Australia
In the market for some sweet new threads? Hanging out to save some turtles? Or just needing a groove to some beachin’ beats?
Sounds like your craving some scavenging action… and lucky for you we’re hitting the west coast for the first time in Rockingham.
With 300 million tonnes of plastic produced annually, there’s a whole heap that makes its way out to sea and into the stomachs of innocent marine and bird creatures.
So that’s why every 10 pieces of litter you pick-up and sort at the Scavenge, will earn you a Trash Token valid in our pre-loved, pop-up market full of funky pre-loved clothes, books & more.
There’ll be a bundle of local green groups to chat with, local live musicians to lap up and the chance to fill your noggin with tips on how to avoid single-use plastics.
We’re looking for volunteers, QUALITY clothes & good donations & businesses to take the plastic-free pledge!
October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Centenary Park Community Centre, 105 Daly St, Belmont WA 6104, Australia
Do you ever wonder about the animals which inhabit your suburb? You might be surprised at the creatures which survive there. Would you like to attract wildlife to your garden?
Ecologists Mike and Mandy Bamford will take you on an armchair tour of the weird and wonderful creatures which inhabit our city, and give you the skills to create a wildlife haven in your garden.
Includes a walk around Centenary Park lake to see the native plantings.
Morning tea provided. BYO reusable coffee cup if you have one.
Contact the City of Belmont Parks and Environment Department on (08) 9477 7257 or email@example.com to register.
October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia
Rachel and Mike Green will talk about how to identify, attract and care for the birds in your garden, reserve or street in the City of Kalamunda. They will explain what the different birds look like, what features to look out for when identifying them, what birds eat, how to use birdbaths, bird perches and bird boxes, and more. Mike will make sure you know how to tell the difference between all those special birds we call “LBBs” – little brown birds. He will even teach you the secret art of “bird shushing” to bring birds closer to you and show you his (nearly famous) pallid cuckoo call that even the pallid cuckoos think is a cuckoo! Rachel will show you many excellent photographs of the birds, play videos of them so you can practise identifying them, and show you Michael Morcombe’s “Birds of Australia” App to help identify birds and their calls wherever you go in Australia.
And, there will be a special segment on how to attract birds to your garden, and what plants, food and conditions they need. You can bring photographs of birds in your garden, park or reserve if you want them identified. Rachel and Mike will include photographs specifically taken in the City of Kalamunda and give you a bird list of all the birds seen in one hour at a key location in the CIty of Kalamunda (site tbc), to help you start your own bird list. They’ll bring along binoculars and bird books, a bird bath, a bird perch, a bird box, a list of bird books, and other equipment, and leave you inspired to know and care for the birds in your garden, street or reserve.
Bookings are required even though it is free. Please book for the workshop through the City of Kalamunda: firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many adults and children you are booking in.
Venue to be confirmed.
October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Leach Hwy & Murdoch Dr, Winthrop WA 6155, Australia
Help celebrate National Bird Week and prepare for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count with experts from Birdlife and Greening Australia.
Learn about local birdlife and how you can plan and develop your garden to create bird-friendly habitat. Listen to guest presenters and take part in hands-on demonstrations and a guided habitat garden walk.
A delicious and eco-friendly brunch will be served for those in attendance.
This is a free event but bookings are essential.
October 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WA Gould League, 315 Selby St N, Osborne Park WA 6017, Australia
Please join us for a fun- filled family evening, learn all about our native frog species from famous naturalist – Eric McCrum (The Birdman of ABC Radio), and explore the lake by torchlight on a guided walk. Bring warm clothing, insect repellent, torch & closed in shoes /gumboots. Price is just $16/ person and includes food, drink, informative talk, guided walk and more! Children under 3 are free.
Registration is essential and spots are limited.
October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia
October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
South Perth Library, Cnr South Tce & Sandgate St, South Perth
October 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Manning Library, 2 Conochie Cres, Manning
Frogs are indicators of the health of our environment but how much do you know about them? Join zoologists Mike and Mandy Bamford for a fun-filled talk exploring the fascinating world of frogs!
At the workshop, you will discover:
• how to look after frogs in your suburb
• ways that local plants and native gardens encourage frogs
• how to create frog habitat in your backyard
• why frogs are environmental indicators
• how to identify common local frogs by their calls
October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, End of, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia
WA Naturalists Club Northern Suburbs Branch monthly meeting
At tonight’s meeting, Mel Turner from the Underwater Explorers Club WA, will speak on “Blue-ringed Octopus and other Swan River critters”
Mel Turner is the Dive Coordinator for the Underwater Explorers Club WA. She has explored ‘our’ river to discover an amazing range of findings. Rather than the negative view we so often are given by the media, she finds that below the surface of the Swan River is a surprising and positive world. We will learn about some of the critters that she has found during both day and night dives in the Swan River. In February this year Mel and her diving buddy Malcolm Roberts found a Blue-ringed Octopus in the river off Mosman Park.
October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rockingham Regional Environment Centre, 49 Safety Bay Rd, Peron WA 6169, Australia
Naturalists Club Kwinana Rockingham Mandurah Branch monthly meeting.
Tonight, Nathan Leslie from the (City of Rockingham) will speak on “Environmental Protection, Issues and Management at the City of Rockingham”
October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia, Australia
This community event is being run in conjunction with the WA Marine Debris project managed by Tangaroa Blue, and the clean-up data you collect on the day will help track litter to its source and prevent it from entering the waste stream and harming our environment and marine life.
Location: Cottesloe Beach (meet in amphitheatre near intersection of Marine Pde and Napier St
Contact: Adeline (ph) 0499 104 660
We will provide gloves, equipment, afternoon tea and giveaways.
October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Omeo Wreck, Socrates Parade, Western Australia, Australia
MUD and MUEnSA are participating in the 2018 WA Marine Debris Project and we need your help!
MUD will have a team of divers cleaning up the Omeo Wreck Dive Trail while MUEnSA will lead the shore clean up along the groyne.
After the event, a free BBQ will be provided thanks to the City of Cockburn. Please let us know your dietary preference so we can cater for you
MUD members will be able to hire dive gear from us free of charge.
*This is a dog friendly event, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends*
To be apart of this event or for more info, please email;
Shore team – email@example.com
Dive team – firstname.lastname@example.org
*PLEASE NOTE; you need to email either MUD or MUEnSA to confirm your attendance so we can provide enough gear for everyone
October 13, 2018
Octagonal Hall, WA Wildflowers Eastern Hills Branch, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia
These two workshops, on October 13th and 20th, are designed to introduce participants to the techniques of wildflower identification. At the end participants should be able to quickly recognise the main wildflower families and genera in the south-west of WA. They will be run by Janet Atkins and Penny Hussey at Octagonal Hall in Glen Forrest. The cost for both days (including some materials) is $20 for Wildflower Society members and $30 for nonmembers
Day1: Introduction; flower and inflorescence structure; tools, lenses, microscopes, scans, terminology, books, electronic; stem and leaf structure; all topics theory and practical
Day 2: recognising 12-16 common WA plant families, theory and practical.
Study aids and materials will be provided.
Please ring Penny (9299 7024) if you need more detail or register at email@example.com
October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia
Naturalists Club Darling Range Branch monthly meeting.
Topic: Carnivorous plants of the Perth Hills and Western Australia.
Carnivorous plants capture and digest prey to gain nutrition from them, but how hungry are they? Western Australia hosts the world’s greatest diversity of carnivorous plants. Globally, there are more than 600 species spread across five orders, eleven families, and at least eighteen genera. Western Australia hosts nearly a third of them, including sundews, bladderworts, rainbow plants, the endemic Albany pitcher plant, and the rare aquatic waterwheel plant. No other place on earth provides such a unique collection. This is your opportunity to learn all about them, especially the ones we will find in the Perth Hills, and how to find them, how to identify them and the many forms they take. Carnivorous plants use a variety of methods to trap their prey. Some use a ‘snap trap’, to capture insects in fast-shutting “jaws”, while ‘flypaper traps’ use sticky liquid to ensure flying bugs. There are also pitcher traps, suction traps and eel traps! Of course, you’ll also find out just how hungry they are and where they get their nutrients from! You’ll never look at sundews or other carnivorous plants in them in the same way again!
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!
October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Abruzzo & Molise Sporting Club WA, 30 Brook Rd, Wattle Grove WA 6107, Australia
Join us for a fun night filled with silent auctions, games, prizes and of course a quiz!
Beer, wine & soft drinks on sale. BYO nibbles. No BYO alcohol.
All money fundraised will go directly towards our wildlife hospital.
October 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
Leading WA and inter-state scientists will present on the ecological values and functions of the South West forests and what can be done to protect and / or restore those values and functions given climate change and the other stressors they face.
We are delighted to be including presentations from forest and ecology experts, researchers and social scientists Professors Jamie Kirkpatrick, Trish Fleming, Carmen Lawrence, Pierre Horwitz, Grant Wardell-Johnson, John Bailey, Giles Hardy, Joe Fontaine as well as Wardandi Noongar yorga Mitchella Hutchens.
Register your interest to stay updated.
October 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia
ArborCarbon and The Forever Project have combined to present a world class series of full day symposiums on creating beautiful, resilient, engaging urban green spaces and places featuring a suite of re-cycled and re-purposed products. The events will boast lectures from world leading experts on all aspects of tree health and urban forest management combined with a unique and innovative urban greening demonstration installation putting the theory into action and showcasing the latest advances in waste reuse and recycling for ‘hard landscaping’ excellence..
A must for all Local Government Councillors, department heads and ground staff, these Symposiums held at the extraordinary Perth City Farm will feature the latest and leading science, plants, products and community engagement strategies to make your Greening Plans a powerful force for positive change.
July 10th – Tree Health Management in a Changing Climate
August 13th – Measurement Monitoring & Strategic Planning
October 9th – Healthy Trees, Healthy People
October 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Veterinary Biological Sciences Building, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia
Do you love turtles?
Then what an exciting event this would be for you!
Coming up in 3 weeks, Dr. Erina Young will be coming down to give a talk about the WA Sea Turtle Health Project! Dr. Erina Young has been conducting research on sea turtles for many years, heading out throughout Australia to document and monitor their health, common issues and diseases that befall them. Furthermore, as she had worked with turtle rehabilitation centers she would be sharing with us the practical know-hows if a sea turtle shows up at your clinic!
If you love sea turtles as much as we do, then this is an event that you would not want to miss!
The talk will held on the 8th of October, Monday at the Veterinary Biological Science Building lecture theater (250.3.023), Murdoch University from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
It will be free for WAVMA members and $2 for non-members!
Food and drinks will be provided so please RSVP so that we can have a rough estimate of the numbers!
October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ellis Brook Valley Reserve, Martin WA 6110, Australia
October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 120 Gilchrist Rd, Lesmurdie WA 6076, Australia
Did you know that Tawny frogmouths have entirely waterproof feathering?
Did you know that they have 18 different vocalisations?
Come along to this talk where Katie will open a window into the world of these majestic birds!
Katie has a BSc in Zoology and Conservation Biology (UWA) and a Certificate III in Captive Animals. Having always been interested in Tawnies, as a part of her Certificate III in Captive Animals studies, she completed a tawny frogmouth husbandry manual for Perth Zoo and has since completed an updated version for Kanyana this year.
Meet a real Tawny and discover the secrets of their behaviour, diet, breeding and more.
This event is free, however we will welcome a gold coin donation.
You are also invited to join us for light refreshments after the talk.
This session is suitable for ages 12+.
October 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Garratt Road Bridge Park, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia
Clean up your favourite riverside area and help protect our resident dolphins, swans and other wildlife.
Come along for a few minutes or hours and help make a difference to our wildlife. Rubbish bags and gloves provided. Join River Guardians for a free sausage sizzle and cold drink afterwards.
October 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
Ranger to Ranger is a heart-warming documentary film that follows the epic journey of nine Indigenous Australian Rangers, along with acclaimed Indigenous musician Dan Sultan, as they travel to Kenya to share knowledge, culture and music with a group of Maasai Community Rangers. The Indigenous Ranger Exchange is a program of the global Ranger organisation, The Thin Green Line Foundation. Together with AFI Award winning writer and filmmaker Rhys Graham of Daybreak Films, The Thin Green Line Foundation is proud to tell this often-untold story of Rangers worldwide.
African Savannah: 5:30pm – 6:20pm
Film: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Post film Q&A with Maasai Ranger Joseph Kotoke (Kenya), Sean Willmore (Founder & Director of TGLF) and Australian Indigenous Ranger participants: 8:30pm – 9:00pm
October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, 322 Mills Rd E, Martin WA 6110, Australia
Visit Kaarakin on Saturday 6th October for up close wildlife
encounters, guided bushwalking bird tour, morning tea (provided) and a conservation activity. 9am to 12pm. If you want to make a day of it, after there you can always make your way to the local cafes and cidery after the Bird Bonanza event.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL: $30 per person (Ages 10 + event)
Use the following link to purchase tickets:
October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby St, Mundaring WA 6073, Australia
Bush Skills for the Hills workshop
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.
October 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Gwelup WA 6018, Australia
Join us for a night walk, see and hear nature come to life.
**Night walks are best suited for kids 4yrs +
Bring a sense of adventure and a torch if you have one.
Reusable glow torches are provided free of charge for kids to use on the night, however they are more like glow sticks than torches.
An information email will be sent out prior to the date of the walk.
Please no pets.
Kids $10, accompanying adults are free of charge 🙂
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.
Includes: Guided hike, wildflower expert & morning tea.
What to Bring? Camera, water, lunch/snack, a good attitude and big smile!
Bird Walk, Forrestdale Lake
October 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Forrestdale Lake, Forrestdale WA 6112, Australia
Meet at 8:00 am at Moore Street car park. From Perth, drive down the Freeway, turning left into Armadale Road. Continue on across Nicholson Road, then just over 1 km along turn right into Weld Street, then second left into Loftus Street, and then right into Moore Street. There should be plenty of waterbirds, bushbirds and possibly some raptors. Over 110 bird species have been recorded here. The wildflowers should be good too.
Bring morning tea, telescopes if you have them and rubber boots, as it will be muddy.
For members and the general public.