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Northern Beaches - Guided walk: Sydney Botanic Gardens

  • 14 Feb 2024
  • 10:20 AM
  • Sydney Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000 (The Calyx)

Paul Nicholson will lead a walk in the Sydney Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 14th February. Please meet at the Calyx at 10.20 for a 10.30 start.

The theme will be Australian Rainforests and rainforest plants. Paul’s talk will include information about the Australian Rainforest seed conservancy, history of the Big Scrub and efforts to restore it using plants in the Australian Rainforest Garden and we will also be shown heritage plantings in the garden.

The Big Scrub was once the largest area of subtropical rainforest in Australia. It covered 75,00ha in the hinterland of Byron Bay until cleared by European settlers. Today only 1% of the rainforest remains.

He also plans to talk about the Sunda - Sahul Exchange. This is the exchange of flora between these two Pleistocene era continents when the sea level was 150m lower than it is today.

Sunda consisted of many of the present day islands of Indonesia which were joined to the South East Asian Mainland in this era.

Sahul was made up of the land masses of Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea and the land bridges that connected them.

The walk will end at approximately 12md. Please consider joining us for lunch at the cafe.

There is a registration fee of $14 per person. Please bring cash on the day and I will make one payment to Paul.

Please let me know if you are coming before Friday 9th February.

APS members only. 

Enquiries & registrations to Anne Gray

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