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Walks and Talks Programme 2013

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

Note 2: Many of the notes have been edited for 2013, others remain unchanged. For your convenience the edited versions are labelled "notes 13"

A page outlining all the talks for term three can be seen here.

First Term

Date
No.
Topic
Downloads
March 4
1
Introductory Talk and Walk at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden notes 13
March 11
4
Parts of the Plant – Stems and Leaves notes 13, chart
March 18
7
Plant Kingdom notes v3
March 25
2
Parts of the Plant – Flowers notes
April 1
Public Holiday: NO TALK or WALK
April 8
24
Eucalypts, Angophoras and Corymbias (Family Myrtaceae) notes 13

Second Term

May 6
5
Banksia (Family Proteaceae) notes 13
May 13
3
Parts of the Plant – Fruits notes
May 20
8
Ferns, Cycads and Conifers notes 13
May 27   Using a "Key" and PlantNet notes1 notes2
June 3 12 Plant Communities notes 13
June 10
Public Holiday: NO TALK or WALK  
June 17
14
Rainforests notes 13, map
June 24   Longer Walk (bring lunch & water) Return approx 2.30 pm  

Third Term

July 22
Sandstone Flora notes
July 29
13
Other Families (Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Goodeniaceae) notes
August 5
20
Grevilleas and Hakeas (Family Proteaceae) notes13,map
August 12
16
Acacias (Family Mimosaceae) notes, map
August 19
19
Boronias and other Family Rutaceae notes, map
August 26
17
Heath plants ((Family Ericaceae) notes
September 2
22
Orchids (Family Orchidaceae) notes 13,
September 9
21
Pea (Family Fabaceae) notes
September 16
Longer Walk (bring lunch & water) Return approx 2.30 pm  

Fourth Term

October 14
29
Callistemons, Kunzeas, and Melaleucas (Family Myrtaceae) notes 13,
October 21
23
Waratahs and other Family Proteaceae notes
October 29
27
Grasses (Family Poaceae) notes
November 4
18
Lomandras & Xanthorrhoeas  
November 11
30
Leptospermum, Baeckea (Family Myrtaceae) notes
November 18
26
Bird Walk (9.00 a.m. start) notes 13,

Down load a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2013 program.

Enquiries: Bill 02 9498 6052
  Wendy 02 9144 5600

Note 2: The programme for 2012 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2012 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.

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).