“Would you recognise a native South Australian land snail if you saw one?”
Thanks to the recently published field guide “Australian Land Snails Part 2” we now have the answers. While much work is done to combat the invasive species, little has been known about our native fauna; how and where they live, discover the main groups and where they occur. Do they pose issues for our agriculture and how endangered are they? Come along and discover more about their stories and the people who study them.
Peter Hunt is a long term member of the historic Malacological Society of South Australia. His particular interest is marine ecology, in particular the recent temperate shell reef restoration projects.
Now retired from his forty year career in scientific Imaging with Olympus Optical, Peter has been working alongside Dr Tony Robinson as a volunteer at the SA Museum, reviewing the collections of terrestrial snails and slugs. Their findings and their many images have helped produce Dr. John Stanisic’s second volume on this topic.
200 metres east of Marion Rd, and 300 metres north of Anzac Highway
Entry by donation (minimum of $2).
Bookings not required
Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be supplied.
Meetings should conclude by 8.30pm.
At the start of each meeting a ten minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.