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Walks and Talks Programme 2012

AT
THE KU-RING-GAI WILDFLOWER GARDEN
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 the Bushland Education Centre on the following Mondays at 9:45 am for a 10:00am start. Information sheets are provided. Walks conclude at approx. 12.30 pm. 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 to cover costs.

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

 

Autumn Term

Date
Number
Topic
Downloads
March 5
1
Introductory Talk and Walk at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden notes
March 12
4
Parts of the Plant – Stems and Leaves notes v2, chart
March 19
7
Plant Kingdom notes v3
March 26
2
Parts of the Plant – Flowers notes
April 2
5
Banksia (Family Proteaceae) notes

Winter Term

April 30
14
Rainforests notes, map
May 7
24
Eucalypts, Angophoras and Corymbias (Family Myrtaceae) notes
May 14
8
Ferns, Cycads and Conifers notes
May 21
3
Parts of the Plant – Fruits notes
May 28
15
Weeds notes
June 4 12 Plant Communities notes
June 11   Public Holiday: NO TALK or WALK  
June 18
Longer Walk (bring lunch & water) Return approx 2.30 pm  

Spring Term

July 23
33
Fire and the Australian Flora notes
July 30
6
Plant Propagation at KWG notes
August 6
16
Acacias (Family Mimosaceae) notes, map
August 13
20
Hakea and Grevillea (Family Proteaceae) notes, map
August 20
19
Boronias and other Family Rutaceae notes, map
August 27
17
Heath plants ((Family Ericaceae) notes
September 3
22
Orchids (Family Orchidaceae) notes
September 10
21
Pea (Family Fabaceae) notes
September 17
Longer Walk (bring lunch & water) Return approx 2.30 pm  

Summer Term

October 8
23
Waratahs and other Family Proteaceae notes
October 15
34
The beauty of Mosses  
October 22
26
Bird Walk (9.00 a.m. start) notes
October 29
30
Leptospermum, Baeckea (Family Myrtaceae) notes
November 5
29
Callistemons, Kunzeas, and Melaleucas (Family Myrtaceae) notes
November 12
27
Grasses (Family Poaceae) notes

Down load a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2012 program (version 2).

Enquiries: Bill 02 9498 6052
  Wendy 02 9144 5600

Note 2: The programme for 2011 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2011 can be found here. There were several talks with notes given in 2011 that will not be presented in in 2012. The notes are however, available for down loading.

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