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Monthly meetings had resumed on the first Thursday of the month at Stony Range Botanic Garden. The members have greatly enjoyed Anne Gray's monthly bushwalks and garden visits and these will continue after lockdown. We enjoy both the excursions and the morning tea or lunch that follows which gives us a relaxing debrief and social time with fellow members.

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The beautiful Staghorn (Platycerium bifurcatum) above is still growing well at Stony Range, which remains open.


APS NORTHERN BEACHES GROUP SCHEDULE 2021

Walks and other events from October onwards will be listed here when it's possible to hold them.



Oct 16

9.30 am


First event after the lockdown period:

A lovely 2 km wooded walk from Aumuna Road, Terrey Hills. Towering Angophoras, grass trees, rock ledges and enough wild flowers to pique your interest. Bring morning tea & walking poles if you have them. Registration and vaccination certificate essential. Email Anne Gray.

Sept 12: cancelled

Stony Range 60th anniversary spring festival 2021. The anniversary will be commemorated in a way yet to be announced.

Aug 5: cancelled

Monthly meeting. David Drage on lesser plant family Loranthaceae - Mistletoes. The presentation now appears in August Caleyi.



Local Gallery

Actinotus helianthi

Image; Russell Beardmore. Taken at North Curl Curl.

An eastern species that grows in shallow, sandy soil . A bit tricky in cultivation.











Epacris longiflora

Image; David Drage

A local favourite found in sand, cliff faces, heath and woodland margins.


Platylobium formosum

Image; David Drage. Taken at Katandra Wildflower Reserve.

Local species. Straggly, hardy understorey species up to 2.5m. Bright flowers in Spring.


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