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March 2021

Public Talk – Professor Simon Goldsworthy, Principal Scientist at SARDI

2 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Australian sea lions. An iconic and endangered South Australian mammal This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Simon Goldsworthy As Principal Scientist at the South Australian Research and Development Institute's Aquatic Sciences Centre, in Adelaide, Professor Simon Goldsworthy heads the Ecosystem Effects of Fishing and Aquaculture program. His group undertakes research to support the ecologically sustainable development of South Australia’s seafood industry. This includes assessing and mitigating interactions with protected…

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April 2021

Public Talk – Presenter Dr. John Patterson retired nuclear, radiation and medical physicist

6 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Energy and alternatives This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   Dr John Patterson is a retired nuclear, radiation and medical physicist, who has worked overseas, and at the University of Adelaide and RAH Cancer Care Centre.  His hobbies are understanding our electricity prices, and also the contributions of Sir William and Sir Lawrence Bragg to X-ray structural analysis. Although there is now general agreement that renewables are the cheapest…

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May 2021

Public Talk – Presenter Dr Professor Adrian Linacre from Flinders University

4 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Finding DNA Where does your DNA come from? This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Adrian Linacre Professor Adrian Linacre graduated with a 2.1 honours degree in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh in 1984 and then completed a PhD (D.Phil.) in Molecular Genetics from Sussex university in 1988. He was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sussex from 1988 to 1994 before taking up a lectureship in Forensic…

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June 2021

Public Talk – David Jarman, Marion resident and former member of the Oaklands Wetlands committee

1 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Wetlands of the Sturt River This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Marion resident and former member of the Oaklands Wetlands committee David Jarman will provide an overview of the Warraparinga, Morphetteville Race Course and Oaklands wetlands. Correctly designed and managed, wetlands perform a great contribution to our way of life. Water is becoming our most precious resource and David is concerned that in the future our focus will not…

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July 2021

Public Talk: Dr. Matthew Shaw from the South Australian Museum

6 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Mites This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Dr. Matthew Shaw from the South Australian Museum will provide an insight into the mini world of mites and their contribution to composting vegetable matter into soil.   To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: Register in advance to attend meeting virtually After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.   If…

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August 2021

Public Talk: Mike Moore, committee member and former chair of BCSA

3 August @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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An introduction to butterfly observation This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Committee member and former chair of BCSA Mike Moore will provide practical hints on observing adult butterflies and their caterpillars and will include an overview of the butterfly app produced by the Australian National University.

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September 2021

BCSA AGM and Public Talk: John Fargher, of the Yundi Nature Conservancy

7 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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6.30pm BCSA AGM 7.00pm Public Talk: John Fargher, of the Yundi Nature Conservancy The current and future prospects for biodiversity conservation on private land John Fargher, of the Yundi Nature Conservancy, will talk about current policy settings for private conservation in different Australian states, and provide examples from practical experience of managing a re-wilding and biodiversity maintenance program at the Yundi Nature Conservancy on the Fleurieu Peninsula, with some specific examples relating to butterflies and moths.  

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October 2021

Public Talk: Andrew Walters, committee member of the BCSA

5 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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The disappearing ‘inscape’ This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Soil is one of our most precious resources and the composition of the top 15cm is critical to the survival of all plants and micro organisms. Committee member Andrew Walters will provide an insight into what happens to our soil over time and how we can assist our plants to grow, by managing the ‘inscape’ or top 15cm.

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November 2021

Ticketed event: Dr. Peter McQuillan from the University of Tasmania,

4 November @ 3:00 am - 11:00 pm
South Australian Museum, North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Why nectar is important to butterflies and where they find it. Nectar is the major energy source for butterflies but species differ greatly in the range of flowers they exploit. Recent research has shown that only a small range of herbs, shrubs and a few trees account for most visits. These include native daisies, teatrees and bursaria as well as certain weeds such as scabiosa and blackberry. Presented by Dr. Peter McQuillan from the University of Tasmania, this talk will…

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