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August 2021

Public Talk: Morphology of Lepidoptera and ‘The Butterflies Australia Project’

3 August @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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  This event may occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software). Closer to the event, we will advise members if we need to be totally online on Zoom, given the uncertainty of the COVID lockdown. This is our current working schedule. 1830 Welcome 1835-1845 Mike Moore – Morphology of Lepidoptera 1845- 1930 Chris Sanderson ANU ‘The Butterflies Australia Project’. 1945 Close   Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83472945369?pwd=WlhmSnpGQkJ4cTlybzJzZzV4QzZ4UT09 Meeting ID: 834 7294 5369 Passcode: 559320…

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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 is an Agricultural Scientist and Natural Resource Economist who has worked in more than 50 countries for the World Bank, Global Environment Facility and private sector as well as Australian and other national aid agencies.  His interest in landscape design for biodiversity and productivity stemmed from early work with Bill Mollison during the late 1970s…

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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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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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