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Valette Williams Scholarship in Botany - Winner Announced

Harriet Simpson-Southward is the winner of the 2021. The Val Williams Scholarship in Botany is sponsored by the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society.


Harriet is a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong (UOW)

Project: “Effects of climate change on resilience of fire prone eucalypt communities”.

For more information about Harriet go to Scholarship 2021.

For more information about the scholarship go to Val Williams Scholarship.

Events - upcoming

Upcoming meetings

We will be returning to "ZOOM" a meeting. The arrangement will be the same as previous zoom meetings.

People outside NSG can to contact Sue Fredrickson to get a zoom invitation. or 0401 362 921

9 July 2021

Speaker  Donna Fitton, Tree Care Officer, Hornsby Shire Council (HSC) 
 Topic  ‘Greening Our Shire’ - HSC’s Planting Projects 

In August 2018, Council launched an ambitious program to plant 25,000 trees by 2020.

The aim was to increase canopy across the Shire in streets, parks, reserves, Schools, Community centres and private property.

The challenge was to engage the community to support and assist the project through storms, drought and COVID.

Canopy replenishment on this scale and timeframe is rare. We won’t see the canopy or feel the environmental and social benefits for many years but the future looks a bit more shady for Hornsby Shire as our climate changes.

In July 2020 we hit the target and planting momentum continues in 2021 with our ‘Greening Our Shire” project.

This project will address revegetation, planting and biodiversity actions linked to Council’s Urban Forest Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy.

Next Walks at Ku-ring-gai  Wildflower Gardens

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (KWG)
420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives

Walk & Talks program for the rest of 2021 now available

  • Be guided by members of the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society for a talk then on a walk in the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Learn about and see our wonderful native plants as they come into flower.  Sessions are free. Please bring your own name badge. Meet at 9.45 am at Caley’s Pavilion in KWG.

    It is essential to book your place by the Saturday prior to the walk.

    Please email Wendy and provide your 1) name, 2) mobile number and 3) emergency contact.

    Email: (preferred) or Phone: 0419 323 035

    • Walks are easy/medium. Sessions run 10am to about 12 noon.
    • Please wear a hat, have suitable footwear & warm clothes and bring water/snack.
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent would also be a good idea.
    • Current Covid-19 regulations apply.

    Download the 2021 Walks & Talks Program May-November here

Term 2           Winter Term (sessions in Terms 2-4 include talk and walk)

 May  31  (Monday)   Banksia (Family Proteaceae) 
 June 7  (Monday)   Flowers to fruit & seeds 
 June 14  (Monday)  Public holiday no activity
 June 21  (Monday)  Ferns & fernery tour

More information on the Walks and Talks page.

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