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North Shore District Group

Walks & Talks Program


The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden 

Be guided by members of the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society to learn about our wonderful native plants. No booking needed – just turn up at the:

"Caley Centre"

The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, NSW, Australia 

 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start on any of the dates below. All meetings will finish at about 12.30 pm. 

There is a fee of $5 per person, discounted to $2 for Australian Plant Society members. 

(The ‘Walk Only’ meetings are free.) 

All talks have an ID focus. No prior knowledge is required and information sheets will be provided. 

All walks are easy. For the walks please wear a hat, have suitable footwear and bring water. Sunscreen
and insect repellant would also be a good idea.

Term 1 Autumn ( In this term there will be just three ‘Walk Only’ meetings.) 
(It is suggested you bring a snack. For enquiries ring Helen on 94891735) 

 March 5  (Walk Only)

  Focused on the history of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. 
 April 9  (Walk Only)  Focused on edible plants – plants used by early white settlers and plants that indigenous people might have used. 
  May 7  (Walk Only)  Focused on wildlife. Maybe there’ll be a possum visitor.


Term 2 Winter 
(Meetings involving a talk followed by a walk begin here) 

  June 18 An introduction to Australian Native Plants.   Download Notes
  June 25 Ferns  Download Notes
  July 2  Eucalypts, Angophoras, Corymbias (Myrtaceae Family  Download Notes


Term 3 Spring (Meetings are on Mondays and involve a talk followed by a walk begin here - generally 10am start.

 July 16  Banksias, Grevilleas, Hakeas  Download notes
 August 6   The Wattles  Download notes
 August 13  Boronias, Waxflowers, etc.  Download notes
 August 20  Heath Plants  Download notes
 August 27   The Peas  Download notes
 September 3   Bird Walk (8.30 am start)  Download notes
 September 10  Rainforest  Download notes
 September 17  Waratahs   Woody Pears etc.   Download notes
 September 24   (Walk only) Longer Walk - bring lunch - ends 2pm)
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Term 3 Summer (Meetings involving a talk followed by a walk  10am start. )

 October 15

 Other Families (Grass Trees and Lomandras)

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 October 22

 Callistemons, Melaleucas, Kunzeas

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 October 29

 Leptospermum and Baeckeas

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 November  5

 Grasses

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 November 12

  Orchids

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Walk and Talks Program 2018


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