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August 2020

Public Talk – Louise Stockbridge (Assistant Curator at Monarto Zoo)

4 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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A day in the life of a zookeeper The Assistant Curator of natives and primates at Monarto Zoo, Louise Stockbridge, will provide a fascinating insight into behind the scenes of one Australia’s most prestigious zoos.   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…

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Herding Caterpillars – the close relationship between ants and Lycaenid butterflies

20 August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM virtual meeting Adelaide, Australia

The close relationship between ants and lycaenid butterflies, focusing on the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) in Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park/Park 16 For National Science Week, Butterfly Conservation SA (BCSA ) and the Friends of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) Butterfly will facilitate a webinar via Zoom, on the LYCAENIDAE Family of butterflies. This will include an ArcGIS Story Map of the amazing relationship between ants and butterflies, focusing on the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) in Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park/Park 16 in Adelaide. Entomological experts and…

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September 2020

BCSA AGM and Public Talk by Dr. Cath Kemper, Curator of Mammals, SA Museum

1 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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6.30pm BCSA AGM 7.00pm Public Talk - Biological Surveys in Australia and their value to science Dr. Cath Kemper, Curator of Mammals at the South Australian Museum has undertaken vertebrate surveys in outback Australia for the best part of thirty years.  She will talk about and show images of some amazing outback locations and important vertebrate finds.  She will also explain why Museums collect and how these collections not only provide us with important distribution data but are pivotal to…

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October 2020

Public Talk – Jan Forrest OAM

6 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Maralinga and Emu, a dark chapter in Australia’s history BCSA committee member Jan Forrest OAM will trace the history of the British atomic bomb tests at Emu Field and Maralinga in the 1950s including the clean-up phase and present-day images of the flora and fauna found in this remarkable area of the South Australian landscape.   200 metres east of Marion Rd, and 300 metres north of Anzac Highway Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please bring…

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November 2020

Public Talk – Bryan Haywood (BCSA committee)

3 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

20 years of monitoring butterflies BCSA committee member Bryan Haywood will provide an historic overview of the Penambol Butterfly Walk including how to set one up and the findings after 20 years of monitoring at this site. He will also highlight some of the South East butterfly species not seen in other parts of the state and the conservation efforts currently being undertaken to conserve these species.   200 metres east of Marion Rd, and 300 metres north of Anzac…

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