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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. Multitudes of Mites Dr Matt Shaw was led to mites whilst looking for animal groups that are underappreciated, diverse, and have important roles in ecosystems. Mites are one of the most diverse animal groups on…

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August 2021

Public Talk: Mike Moore, committee member and former chair of BCSA. and Chris Sanderson, from the Australian National University

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 Chairman of BCSA, Mike Moore will provide practical hints on observing adult butterflies and their caterpillars. Chris Sanderson from the Australian National University will provide an overview of a new butterfly app(lication). A first-of-its-kind citizen science project will put amateur butterfly-watchers at the forefront of research and conservation for the insect. The Butterflies Australia…

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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

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.  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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