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Northern Beaches District Group

Activities

What we do

 The Northern Beaches Group meets regularly at Stony Range Botanic Garden where the beautiful Staghorn (Platycerium bifurcatum) on the right is growing.

 Currently, Russell Beardmore has the task of organising the presentations for these  monthly meetings. They are a fascinating range of expert talks, photographic displays and Show & Tell sessions which are described in our newsletter 'Caleyi'.

Anne Gray keeps our schedule of monthly outings intriguing with a mix of bushwalks and garden visits. The Quarterly and Get-together events of the Australian Plants Society are also well attended by our members.

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.


Sadly, the following Schedule of Meetings and Activities has been seriously curtailed by the CORVID-19 control regulations regarding gatherings. I will update the cancellations when they become definite. Hopefully we will be able to resume our activities later in the year.    D.D.

APS NORTHERN BEACHES GROUP SCHEDULE 2020

Month

Meeting Programme

Activities

February

Thursday 6th

7.00 pm Committee Meeting 

7.30 pm Plant family

              Conny – Euphorbiaceae

7.45 pm Show and Tell

Saturday 15th

Walk at Taronga Zoo to view the native plant landscaping

March

Thursday 5th

7.00 pm AGM

7.45 pm Presentation by Harry

              “Visit to Patagonia”

Cancelled

April

Cancelled

Cancelled

May

Cancelled

Cancelled

June

Thursday 4th

7.30 pm Plant family

              To be announced

7.30 pm Presentation by Dan Clark

              APS Region Conservation Officer

Sunday 21st

Anne’s or Harry’s garden (?)

July

Thursday 2nd

7.00 pm Committee Meeting

7.30 pm Plant family

              To be announced

7.45 pm Show and Tell

Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th (?)

Lyrebird Track, Manly Dam or Cromer Heights

August

Thursday 6th

7.15 pm Plant Family

              To be announced

7.30 pm Presentation by Sean Grainger

Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd

September

Thursday 3rd

7.30 pm Plant family

              To be announced

7.30 pm Presentation by Dan Smailes

              Native Bees

Saturday 12th

Quarterly gathering

Menai Group at lllawong

Sunday 20th

Stony Range Festival

October

Thursday 1st

7.00 pm Committee Meeting

7.30 pm Plant family

              To be announced

7.45 pm Show and Tell

Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th

Ted and Nancy Shaw’s garden

November

Thursday 5th

7.15 pm Plant family

              To be announced

7.30 pm Presentation

              To be announced

Saturday and Sunday 14–15th

Get-together NSW

Southern Highlands Group in Bowral


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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