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March 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Ben Parslow from the South Australian Museum

1 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Ghost wasps This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   Dr Ben Parslow from the South Australian Museum will provide an insight into the world of parasitic ghost wasps and how they affect our native bees.   To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: <<< The details will be available closer to the date of the meeting >>> After registering, you will receive an email containing…

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April 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Yuri Ogawa, Research Fellow at Flinders University

5 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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How do butterflies see the world? This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Butterflies can see the colours of mates and flowers better than humans. We will explore how colour and motion vision are wired in their brains, and how this affects their behaviour. Presented by Dr Yuri Ogawa, Research Fellow at Flinders University. To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: <<< The details will…

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May 2022

Public Talk: Presenter SA Museum Assoc. Director, Dr Steve Donnellan

3 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Can genetics improve conservation outcomes? This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   SA Museum Assoc. Director, Dr Steve Donnellan will talk about how conservation outcomes can be improved by the use of molecular genetic analyses. Genetic data contribute to species discovery, surveying for biological diversity, choosing appropriate populations for translocations and for monitoring how populations can adapt to rapid climate change. Steve will use examples from his work on…

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June 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

7 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Insect Investigators: A citizen science project This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries will provide an overview of the ‘Insect Investigators program’ working with 50 regional schools in SA, Qld and WA. The program aims to connect schools to insect biodiversity documentation and the process of taxonomy.   To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: <<< The details will be available…

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July 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Catherine McMahon from the Estuary Care Foundation

5 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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The evolving Port River & Barker Inlet Estuary This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   The Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary remains vital to Kaurna people, industry and community. Catherine McMahon will discuss the challenges being faced, and the possibilities and well-being of the Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary.   To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: <<< The details will be…

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August 2022

Public Talk: Presenter BCSA Committee member Mike Moore

2 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Observing butterflies in the field and raising them at home. This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   Mike Moore will provide an introduction to capturing, observing, and raising butterflies. He will discuss equipment required and tips and techniques, for field collection and for raising species “at home.” To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: <<< The details will be available closer to the date…

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September 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Dr. Philip Roetman

6 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Cat Tracker: where do cats roam? This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   The Cat Tracker project explored the movement of pet cats, with over 400 cats tracked in South Australia. Discover how far cats roamed and the impact of the project on cat owners.   To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: <<< The details will be available closer to the date of…

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October 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group President Danny Rohrlach

4 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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The Bandicoot Superhighway project   This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   Danny Rohrlach will talk about this innovative and ambitious project, bringing together community, philanthropy and government in a unique partnership. Protecting our endangered bandicoots through improving and linking natural habitat; revegetation; educational workshops; translocating bandicoots and citizen science.   To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: <<< The details will be available…

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November 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Peter McQuillan

1 November

What caterpillar is that? Dr Peter McQuillan will provide an overview of the characteristics of caterpillars and similar looking larvae as well as a sneek preview of a proposed phone app. This talk will be a ticketed event with catering provided. Further details to be advised.   About Dr Peter McQuillan: Dr Peter McQuillan grew up in Adelaide and was a regular visitor to the South Australian Museum entomology section from a young age. He was always passionate about insects,…

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