North Shore Group

Walks & Talks
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Walks and Talks Program

NOTE 2018 program when available will be found on: Shore.

420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
NSW Australia

Be guided by members of the North Shore Group for a talk followed by an easy walk in the garden. Meet at Caley’s Pavilion on the following Mondays at 9:45 am for a 10:00am start. Information sheets are provided. Walks conclude at approx. 12.30pm. Please wear suitable footwear, and bring a hat and water. No prior knowledge required - just an enquiring mind and a love of the bush!

There is a fee of $5 per person per session, discounted to $2 for APS members.

Note: The current set of notes and maps will be available from this page by the end of this year. They are being added throughout the year. The number given for each topic is the actual number used for that walk at the Wildflower Garden.
The notes and maps will down load as "pdf files" to read them you will need a current "pdf reader". One can be downloaded free from:

Adobe Reader down load link

Note 2: Many of the notes have been edited for 2017, others remain unchanged. For your convenience the edited versions are labelled "notes 13", "notes 14" or "notes 15"


2017 program

First Term


March 6 Introductory Talk and Walk at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden notes 13
March 13 Plant Kingdom notes v3
March 20 Parts of the Plant – Flowers notes
March 27 Fire and the Sandstone Flora notes 16
April 3 Banksia (Family Proteaceae) notes 14

Second Term

May 1 Parts of the Plant – Fruits notes
May 8 Introduction to Fungi notes
May 15 Ferns notes 13
May 22 Parts of the Plant – Stems and Leaves notes 13, chart
May 29 Rainforests notes13,map
June 5 Eucalyptus, Angophora and Corymbia (Family Myrtaceae) notes 16
June 12 Public Holiday: NO TALK or WALK  
June 19 Mammal Pollinators of Ku-ring-gai Notes 17
June 26 Walk to Showground (bring lunch & water) Return about 3pm  

Third Term

July 24 Grevilleas and Hakeas (Family Proteaceae) notes16
July 31 Boronias and other Family Rutaceae notes14,map
August 7 Acacias (Family Fabaceae sub-family Mimosoideae) notes15,map
August 14 Climate change - effecting flora and fauna  
August 21 Heath plants ((Family Ericaceae) notes 17
August 28 Pea (Family Fabaceae) notes 14
September 4 Orchids (Family Orchidaceae) notes 13,
September 11 Other Families notes 17
September 18 Western Mueller Track (bring lunch & water) return about 3pm  

Fourth Term

October 9 Waratahs and other Family Proteaceae notes 16
October 16 Callistemons, Kunzeas, and Melaleucas (Family Myrtaceae) notes 13,
October 23 East Mueller Track (bring lunch & water) return about 3pm  
October 30 Bird Walk (9.00 a.m. start) notes 13,
November 6 Grasses (Family Poaceae) notes
November 13 Leptospermum, Baeckea (Family Myrtaceae) notes

Download a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2017 programme (v2).

Enquiries: Wendy 02 9144 5600

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden




We are affiliated with Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd which is part of the national body the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) inc. (ANPSA).