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North Shore District Group


Guests are welcome at our activities.


We hold evening meetings on the 2nd Friday of each month February to November (but note the May 2024 meeting will be on the first Friday). Meetings will be face-to-face or by Zoom, depending on the current conditions and the location of our speaker.

Next meeting: at Beatrice Taylor Hall 3rd May 2024 7.30pm for 8:00pm.

Nadiah Roslen 'FrogID: people-powered frog conservation'

See below for full details.

Group Outings and Activities

Usually held at a weekend, these outings visit  local gardens, reserves or other places of interest.

Next group activities

Sunday 5th May. Working bee in the shadehouse and shed (behind the Information Centre) at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. 9am to 12 pm. Bring your gloves, appropriate outdoor clothing and your lunch.

Thursday 30th May. Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan Herbarium and Plant Bank. Limited to 16 people. Bookings essential: contact Sue Fredrickson on 0401 362 921

Walks & Talks

Walks and Talks are open to the public. See their own page, here.

Bushcare, Propagation and the Knoll Garden

Bushcare and Propagation groups meet on alternate Wednesdays. Volunteers also meet regularly to maintain the Knoll Garden. These activties are all at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, St Ives. See the  NSG entries on the calendar on the APS NSW Activities page for propagation and bushcare entries.

Next Evening Meeting

Next meeting Friday 3rd May 7.30pm for 8.00pm at Beatrice Taylor Hall, Hornsby.

Nadiah Roslen - FrogID: people-powered frog conservation

Nadiah is a biologist from Canberra, with a background in Zoology and Tropical Ecology. Since joining the Australian Museum Herpetology team in 2020, Nadiah has had the pleasure of working as the Project Coordinator of FrogID. In this presentation, we'll delve into the FrogID project, highlighting how frog call recordings submitted by FrogID participants are advancing national frog research and conservation, including the scientific discovery of new frog species.

Plants for sale, library & supper.

ALL Welcome

The Beatrice Taylor Hall is behind Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre at 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby. There will be plant sales after the meeting (cash only, please bring change) and refreshments. The NSG Botanical library is also available for members to browse and borrow items.

Zoom meetings can be attended by non-members by contacting Sue Fredrickson to request the Zoom link. Sue can be contacted on or 0401 362 921.

Upcoming and Recent Meetings

Meeting reports can be found in the Blandfordia of the month following the meeting.


September: Sashini Perera - Val Williams Scholarship winner 2023

August: Petra Holland 'iNaturalist – a one-of-a-kind citizen science tool'

July:  to be advised

June: Kelly Bollinger on Hornsby Shire Council Nursery

May: Nadiah Roslen 'FrogID: people-powered frog conservation' Note this meeting will be on the First Friday in May.

April: Tony Maxwell 'Cliff Beauglehole (1920-2002) - Botanical collector beyond belief'

March: Penny Hunstead 'Bush Tucker'

February: David Roberts 'Using fire in our native gardens'


November: Harry Loots 'Plants Hidden in the Clouds'

October: Karen Wilson 'Rambling through the Rushes (etc.)'

September: Sarah McInnes [Val Williams Scholarship winner 2022] 'How is dormancy controlled in seeds of heat-responsive Australian fire-prone species?'

August: Alexander Austin 'Australian solitary bees and how to support them' [Note this will be on 4 August not 11th]

July: Julia Rayment 'Gardening Responsibly'

June: Wendy Grimm & Craig Field 'Australian natives as Bonsai'.

May:  'Members’ experiences (successful & unsuccessful) of creating and maintaining a native garden'

April: Karen Benhar 'Local Stewardship Creates Habitat'

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