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Walks & Talks Program


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

Please note that all talks are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19. However Walks are still on and the 'Walk only' program will replace 'Walk & Talk'. 

Download the August program

Be guided by members of the North Shore Group of the Australian Plants Society to learn about our wonderful native plants. 

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 pm

Bookings are essential. Please ring Wendy on 0419 323 035 or email wagrimm@tpg.com.au

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

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

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

In August there will be five ‘Walk Only’ sessions (no lecture).

It is essential to book your place by the Saturday prior to the Monday walk.
•           Group numbers and social distancing will be maintained as per NSW advice.
•           Walks are easy to medium. Sessions will run 10am to about 12 noon.
•           Please wear a hat, have suitable footwear and bring water.


Date                                       Walk focus
Aug   3           Monday   Hakea and Grevillea
Aug 10           Monday   Wattles (Acacia, Family Fabaceae)
Aug 17           Monday   Boronia & Waxflowers (Family Rutaceae)
Aug 24           Monday   Long walk: KWG to St Ives Showground return (10-2pm)
Aug 31           Monday   Heath plants (Family Ericaceae)

Download the AUGUST PROGRAM


The 2020 Program

2020 Program Term 1   -  Autumn Term - Walks only sessions

March 2   Walk Only:

  • March 2, Walk only, Focused on historic aspects of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Bring a drink & snack.    
  • 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    Postponed due rain             Notes 
  August  3   Grevillea and Hakea   Notes 
  August 10   Wattles (Acacias)
  Notes   
  August17   Boronia & Waxflowers (Family Rutaceae)   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 
  Notes 
  October 19    Walk Only: The Mueller Track                     
  
  October 26   Rainforest/Climbers with keying activity 
  Notes 
  November 2   Grasses (Family Poaceae)   Notes 
  November 9    Leptospermum and Callistemon (Family Myrtaceae) 
  Notes 




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