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North Shore District Group

Walks & Talks Program

2020 ‘Walks & Talks’ Program at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden



Be guided by members of the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society to learn about our wonderful native plants. No booking needed – just turn up at –

Caley Pavilion, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, NSW

9.45 am for a 10.00 am start on any of the dates below. All meetings finish at about 12.30 pm

There is a fee of $5 per person, discounted to $2 for Australian Plants Society members.

All talks have an ID focus. No prior knowledge is required and information sheets will be provided.

All walks are easy. For the walks please wear a hat, have suitable footwear and bring water.

To return to this page use Shore select ‘Australian Plants Society NSW – Home’  then under ‘About our group’ select ‘Walks & Talks’.

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

Download notes for the presentations by clicking on ‘notes’ below

The 2020 Program

2020 Program Term 1   -  Autumn Term - Walks only sessions

March 2    Walk Only:     Focused on historic aspects of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. 
                                            Bring a drink &  snack.      Enquiries Helen on 9489 1735

April 6       Walk Only:     Focused on edible plants used by early settlers and that the indigenous peoples                                                    might have used. 

May 4      Walk Only:     Focused on finding fungi in Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. 

2020 Program Term 2   -  Winter Term

 June 15         Leaves & Latin an introduction to Australian Native Plants 

 June 22   Banksias (Family Proteaceae)  Notes    
 June 29   Flowers to fruit & seeds  

2020  Program Term 3  - Spring Term

 July 20   Gum Trees - Eucalyptus, Angophora, Corymbia    Notes 
  July 29   Grevillea & Hakea (Family Proteaceae)Monocotyledons                           Notes 
  August  3   Fire and the Australian Flora    Notes 
  August 10   Wattles (Acacias)
  August17   Boronia & Waxflowers (Family Rutaceae)Wattles (Acacias)   Notes 
  August 24   Walk Only: KWG to St Ives Showground     
  August 31   Heath plants (Family Ericaceae)   Notes  
  September 7   The Peas   Notes      
  September 14    Orchids & other monocots  
  September 21   Waratahs and other members of Family Proteaceae    Notes     

2020  Program Term 4  - Spring Term

  October 12    Ferns & fernery tour 
  October 19    Walk Only: The Mueller Track                     
  October 26   Rainforest/Climbers with keying activity 
  November 2   Grasses (Family Poaceae)   Notes 
  November 9    Leptospermum and Callistemon (Family Myrtaceae) 

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