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North Shore District Group

Walks & Talks Program


The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden 2019

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 4 - Monday
 (Walk Only)

  Focused on the history of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. 
 April 8 - Monday
 (Walk Only)
 Focused on edible plants – plants used by early white settlers and plants that indigenous people might have used. 
 May 6 - Monday
 (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 17 - Monday 

 An introduction to Australian Native Plants.   Download Notes
 June 24 - Monday Banksias  Download Notes
 July 1 - Monday   Eucalypts, Angophoras, Corymbias (Myrtaceae Family

  Download Notes





NEXT WALK

 8 April 2019

Edible Native Plants Walk

 

A walk lead by members of Australian Plants Society-North Shore Group, focussing on edible native plants at :
the
 

Ku-Ring-Gai  Wildflower  Garden ,
420 Mona Vale Road St Ives 

9-45 am on April 8th.

Walkers should wear closed shoes and a hat and bring water. This walk is free and new participants are welcome. For more information phone 94175217.

Photo by Isolde Kamerman shows Warrigal Greens, also known as New Zealand Spinach or Tetragonia. These plants saved our early settlers from scurvy.



Download term 2 NOTES as pdf files

Download  the 2019 program (pdf)



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