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All Meetings and other activities are cancelled

until further notice due to COVID-19.

2020 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Applications for the 2020 scholarship are open however they will close 6th March 2020

Val Williams Scholarship information

2019 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Congratulations to Farhad Masoomi-Aladizgeh, recipient of the 2019 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Farhad is a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology student within the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

His topic is: 

DNA: the key to understanding evolutionary relationships betwee Australian ecotypes of Themeda triandra (kangaroo grass)


Next Meeting

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13 March 2020

   Bruce Usher, APS member   
 Topic  "Angophora costata and friends - A Visual Journey"

I’m not a biologist and I flunked Latin at the end of 1963. But I took a phone call in September 2005 from a well know Sydney graphic designer (Ross Renwick the founder of the Billy blue group). It went something like this.

"Busher.” One of my nicknames.

“Do you want to do a book with me?”

Curious, I replied. ‘I’d love to Ross, what’s the subject?’

Renwick laconically replied, “The Angophora tree.” Paused momentarily and added.

“You will have 200 hours of photography and I will have 20 hours of writing.”

It’s 2020 and Ross passed away in late 2012 but I have a very interesting body of work on the Angophora costata (and its friends).

Next Walk

6th April 2020  (Monday) 10 am to 12 noon, 

Meet at Caley Pavilion at 9.45 am

Bring water and wear suitable shoes and a hat.enquiries Helen 9489 1735

The walk will focus on edible plants used by early settlers and that the indigenous peoples                                                    might have used. 

A Walks & Talks Programme sponsored by North Shore Group of Australian Plants Society

Bookings not necessary.      Enquiries:  94175217

Click on this line to download the full 2020 program (pdf)

More information is available at the walks and talks page

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