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March 2019

Public Talk – Peter Hunt

5 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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"Would you recognise a native South Australian land snail if you saw one?" Thanks to the recently published field guide “Australian Land Snails Part 2” we now have the answers.   While much work is done to combat the invasive species, little has been known about our native fauna; how and where they live, discover the main groups and where they occur.  Do they pose issues for our agriculture and how endangered are they?  Come along and discover more about their…

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April 2019

Public Talk – Pam Catcheside

2 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"THE KINGDOM OF FUNGI - variety and importance" Without fungi, life as we know it would not exist. Fungi play essential roles in the environment: as mycorrhizal partners with plants, as recyclers of organic material in all ecosystems and in the formation and maintenance of soil structure and functioning. Mycologist Pam Catcheside will look at the fungal kingdom, the variety of fungi, their ecology and their roles in the environment. Pam Catcheside was born in London, England, studied Botany at…

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May 2019

Public Talk – Associate Professor Diego Garcia-Bellido

7 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"THE RISE OF ANIMAL LIFE: THE CAMBRIAN ‘EXPLOSION’ AND THE GOBE IN AUSTRALIA AND GONDWANA" The Cambrian fossils of Kangaroo Island are among the most important in the Southern Hemisphere, and they represent the earliest complex animals in the planet. The green paddocks of KI provide a window to the oceans of half a billion years ago, in which the ancestors of today’s lobsters, clams and whiting lived. However, these ancient marine organisms look very different from their modem descendants……

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June 2019

Public Talk – Chairman of the Friends, John Zwar

4 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"ARID LANDS BOTANIC GARDEN" John will cover the history of the Arid Lands Botanic Garden since he first proposed the establishment of the Garden in 1981, development of the Garden, the role of the “Friends” support group and the status of the Garden today. John is an experienced horticulturist with broad knowledge of ornamental horticulture in South Australia, particularly in the arid zone, and a passion for plants and gardening. Trained at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, worked at Leigh…

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