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Walks and Talks Programme 2014

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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 & 2014, others remain unchanged. For your convenience the edited versions are labelled "notes 13" or"notes 14".

First Term

Date
No.
Topic
Downloads
March 3
1
Introductory Talk and Walk at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden notes 13
March 10
7
Plant Kingdom notes v3
March 17
2
Parts of the Plant – Flowers notes
March 24
4
Parts of the Plant – Stems and Leaves notes 13, chart
March 31
5
Banksia (Family Proteaceae) notes 14
April 7
Walk Eastern Mueller Track  

Second Term

May 5
8
Ferns notes 13
May 12
3
Parts of the Plant – Fruits notes
May 19 24 Eucalypts, Angophoras and Corymbias (Family Myrtaceae) notes 13
May 26   Spiders of KWG notes 14
June 2 12 Plant Communities notes 14
June 9
Public Holiday: NO TALK or WALK  
June 16
14
Rainforests notes 13, map
June 23   Longer Walk (bring lunch & water) Return approx 2.30 pm  

Third Term

July 21
Weeds  
July 28
13
Some other Families 0f Dicots in KWG notes 14
August 4
20
Grevilleas and Hakeas (Family Proteaceae) notes13,map
August 11
16
Acacias (Family Mimosaceae) notes14,map
August 18
19
Boronias and other Family Rutaceae notes14,map
August 25
17
Heath plants ((Family Ericaceae) notes
September 1
22
Orchids (Family Orchidaceae) notes 13,
September 8
21
Pea (Family Fabaceae) notes 14
September 15
Longer Walk (bring lunch & water) Return approx 2.30 pm  

Fourth Term

October 13
29
Callistemons, Kunzeas, and Melaleucas (Family Myrtaceae) notes 13,
October 20
23
Waratahs and other Family Proteaceae notes
October 27
27
Grasses (Family Poaceae) notes
November 3
PlantNET  
November 10
26
Bird Walk (9.00 a.m. start) notes 13,
November 17
30
Leptospermum, Baeckea (Family Myrtaceae) notes

Down load a one page brochure (pdf) of the 2014 program.

Enquiries: Bill 02 9498 6052
  Wendy 02 9144 5600

Note 2: The programme for 2013 with links to the Walks and Talks of 2013 can be found here. There were several talks with notes given in 2011 and 12, that will not be presented in 2013. The notes are however, available for down loading.

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 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 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).