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Meetings in june and july will be virtual.

Meetings information

2020 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Applications for the 2020 scholarship are open however they will close 6th March 2020

Val Williams Scholarship information

2019 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Congratulations to Farhad Masoomi-Aladizgeh, recipient of the 2019 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Farhad is a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology student within the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

His topic is: 

DNA: the key to understanding evolutionary relationships betwee Australian ecotypes of Themeda triandra (kangaroo grass)


Next Meeting

Meetings for June and July will be on line at 7:30 for 8.00 p.m. on the second Friday of the month.

Instructions of how to participate will be supplied with the monthly email.

Upcoming virtual meetings

 12 June 2020

Speaker Daniel Clarke, Conservation Officer, APS NSW
 Topic "Conservation in APS, NSW" 

Dan will talk about 4 years of population assessment and monitoring of the threatened flora species Prostanthera densa (Villous Mint Bush). Assessment and monitoring has taken place at its five known sites, on the NSW Coast, as part of the NSW Saving our Species program. This work has involved crucial help and support from APS Sutherland members. Dan will canvass the SOS Program, and will outline recent changes to NSW Biodiversity legislation. Dan will also briefly cover other species and ecological communities that he has worked on for the Saving our Species Program and showcase other projects that other APS groups are involved in. Dan’s image is of APS Sutherland Member John Arney, measuring and tagging a plant of Prostanthera densa (Marley, Royal NP, 2016).

Dan is currently a botanical consultant undertaking vegetation surveys, threatened plant assessments and botanical advice in many parts of NSW. Dan also works weekly for TAFE NSW as a Conservation and Land Management teacher, teaching plant identification and bushland regeneration.

Next Walk

6th April 2020  (Monday) 10 am to 12 noon, 

Meet at Caley Pavilion at 9.45 am

Bring water and wear suitable shoes and a hat.enquiries Helen 9489 1735

The walk will focus on edible plants used by early settlers and that the indigenous peoples                                                    might have used. 

A Walks & Talks Programme sponsored by North Shore Group of Australian Plants Society

Bookings not necessary.      Enquiries:  94175217

Click on this line to download the full 2020 program (pdf)

More information is available at the walks and talks page

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