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Public Talk: James Smith, Education Officer at the South Australian Museum

5 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Nest Boxes and the birds and other animals in the Adelaide area which rely on hollows for their homes

This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)

With the loss of habitat especially large trees there are fewer hollows available for the animals which rely on these refuges to live and nest. Many councils, nature reserves, and individuals now provide artificial homes in the form of nest boxes. James Smith, Education Officer at the South Australian Museum will show us the different boxes available and how to maintain them. He will also provide information about the ecology of the different animals and birds who use hollows and nest boxes for their homes. A monitoring Nest Box camera will also be available to show those members at Plympton.

This talk will be useful for those who have their own boxes or are thinking about installing some in your back yard or native scrub.

James will be encouraged to bring copies of his best-selling book: ‘Wildlife of greater Adelaide’ for you to get a personalised copy.

Supper will be available and it will be a good opportunity to network with fellow members.


If you wish to attend this meeting virtually (using Zoom communications software), rather than in person, your are invited to register in advance :


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


APOLOGIES Andrew Walters’s previously scheduled talk about managing the top 15cm soil for plants was not possible at this time.  We are grateful to James Smith for offering to give a presentation at short notice.


5 October
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Gerry Butler
0407 972 149


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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