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October 2020

Public Talk – Jan Forrest OAM

6 October 2020 @ 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; the clean-up, and flora and fauna now to be found in this remarkable area of the South Australian landscape. Hear her talk EITHER Face to Face at the Plympton Community Centre,   34 Long Street, Plympton. There will be no entry until 6.15 pm and then only via…

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Monitoring of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) Butterfly

14 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park, East Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Photographer Peter Raine If you are interested in seeing and assisting with the 2020-2021 monitoring of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) Butterfly in Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park (southern end in the Grasslands fenced area), we will be there on Wednesday 14th October 1000-1130. Please bring a hat, water and sunscreen, and we will hopefully deliver the butterflies. We will be doing this on a regular basis, probably weekly, usually when the daily maximum temperature will be in excess of 25, and you…

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November 2020

Public Talk – Bryan Haywood (BCSA committee)

3 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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20 years of monitoring butterflies It is expected that this talk will be held face to face in the Plympton Community Centre, but there is an option for members to view the venue presentation via ZOOM.    If you plan to attend in person, please read the details at the bottom of this page. To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodeyvrTsrH93Z2X-f81kDb_9y-L2dNGl9 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.…

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February 2021

St Kilda Mangroves

2 February @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Parliament House, North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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MEDIA RELEASE - New Alliance launched to force action to save St Kilda Mangroves - 23Jan21 Butterfly Conservation SA has joined the St Kilda Mangroves Alliance of concerned environmental and community groups to raise public understanding of the ecological catastrophe that is happening at St Kilda. Many species of plants and animals have been impacted by the hypersaline brine and the acid sulfate contaminated ground water that has flooded these low lying areas adjacent to the Dry Creek Salt Fields.…

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March 2021

Public Talk – Professor Simon Goldsworthy, Principal Scientist at SARDI

2 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Australian sea lions. An iconic and endangered South Australian mammal This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Simon Goldsworthy As Principal Scientist at the South Australian Research and Development Institute's Aquatic Sciences Centre, in Adelaide, Professor Simon Goldsworthy heads the Ecosystem Effects of Fishing and Aquaculture program. His group undertakes research to support the ecologically sustainable development of South Australia’s seafood industry. This includes assessing and mitigating interactions with protected…

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Visit to the habitat of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) butterfly

28 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park, East Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Visit by Rotary Adelaide Clubs and BCSA members to the Chequered Copper Butterfly site at Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park. This will be an opportunity to see the habitat of a large population of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) butterfly in a grassy woodland, in the middle of one of the City of Adelaide’s largest parklands. There are some adults and lots of eggs and caterpillars around at the moment. No guarantees, but you need to be there to see them. Park cars…

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April 2021

Public Talk – Presenter Dr. John Patterson retired nuclear, radiation and medical physicist

6 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Energy and alternatives This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)   Dr John Patterson is a retired nuclear, radiation and medical physicist, who has worked overseas, and at the University of Adelaide and RAH Cancer Care Centre.  His hobbies are understanding our electricity prices, and also the contributions of Sir William and Sir Lawrence Bragg to X-ray structural analysis. Although there is now general agreement that renewables are the cheapest…

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May 2021

Public Talk – Presenter Dr Professor Adrian Linacre from Flinders University

4 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Finding DNA Where does your DNA come from? This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Adrian Linacre Professor Adrian Linacre graduated with a 2.1 honours degree in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh in 1984 and then completed a PhD (D.Phil.) in Molecular Genetics from Sussex university in 1988. He was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sussex from 1988 to 1994 before taking up a lectureship in Forensic…

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June 2021

Public Talk – David Jarman, Marion resident and former member of the Oaklands Wetlands committee

1 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Wetlands of the Sturt River This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) Marion resident and former member of the Oaklands Wetlands committee, David Jarman will provide an overview of the Warraparinga, Morphetteville Race Course and Oaklands wetlands. Correctly designed and managed, wetlands perform a great contribution to our way of life. Water is becoming our most precious resource and David is concerned that in the future our focus will not…

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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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