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Walks & Talks Program


2020 ‘Walks & Talks’ Program at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

ALL TALKS ARE CANCELLED

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19.

‘WALK ONLY’ PROGRAM WILL REPLACE WALK & TALK

Be guided by members of the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society to learn about our wonderful native plants. 

Caley Pavilion, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, NSW

9.45 am for a 10.00 am start on any of the dates below. All meetings finish at about 12 pm

All walks are easy. For the walks please wear a hat, have suitable footwear and bring water

To return to this page use austplants.com.au/North Shore select ‘Australian Plants Society NSW – Home’  then under ‘About our group’ select ‘Walks & Talks’.

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

Download notes for the presentations by clicking on ‘notes’ below


The 2020 Program

2020 Program Term 1   -  Autumn Term - Walks only sessions

March 2    Walk Only:     Focused on historic aspects of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. 
                                            Bring a drink &  snack.      Enquiries Helen on 9489 1735

April 6       Walk Only:     Focused on edible plants used by early settlers and that the indigenous peoples                                                    might have used. 

May 4      Walk Only:     Focused on finding fungi in Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. 


2020 Program Term 2   -  Winter Term

 June 15         Leaves & Latin an introduction to Australian Native Plants 

 June 22   Banksias (Family Proteaceae)  Notes    
 June 29   Flowers to fruit & seeds  


2020  Program Term 3  - Spring Term

 July 20   Gum Trees - Eucalyptus, Angophora, Corymbia    Notes 
  July 29   Grevillea & Hakea (Family Proteaceae)Monocotyledons                           Notes 
  August  3   Fire and the Australian Flora    Notes 
  August 10   Wattles (Acacias)
  Notes   
  August17   Boronia & Waxflowers (Family Rutaceae)Wattles (Acacias)   Notes 
  August 24   Walk Only: KWG to St Ives Showground     
  August 31   Heath plants (Family Ericaceae)   Notes  
  September 7   The Peas   Notes      
  September 14    Orchids & other monocots  
  September 21   Waratahs and other members of Family Proteaceae    Notes     


2020  Program Term 4  - Spring Term

  October 12    Ferns & fernery tour 
  Notes 
  October 19    Walk Only: The Mueller Track                     
  
  October 26   Rainforest/Climbers with keying activity 
  Notes 
  November 2   Grasses (Family Poaceae)   Notes 
  November 9    Leptospermum and Callistemon (Family Myrtaceae) 
  Notes 




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