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October 2019

Public Talk – Emeritus Professor Lesley Warner

1 October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Parasites: the silent majority. The world’s biota probably includes more parasitic than non-parasitic species. Analyses of biodiversity have indicated that although more species of insect have been described and more are awaiting description than for any other group, each of  those species will host at least 1 species of nematode as well as other ecto and endo parasites. As shown in a case study of wombat nematodes, parasites have important roles to play within ecosystems and have evolutionary value. Presented…

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November 2019

Public Talk – Professor Robert S. Hill  

5 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Public Talk by Professor Robert S. Hill, Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide Evolution of the southern Australian vegetation – the World’s biggest climate change experiment Professor Robert Hill will explain how 45 million years ago, southern Australia was attached to Antarctica and was covered in diverse and dense tropical rainforest. Through time, the climate has dried, and the rainforests have been replaced by a mosaic of dry-adapted vegetation.   Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please…

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December 2019

CATERPILLARS, MOTHS AND THEIR PLANTS of southern Australia

5 December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Australian Museum, North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Free – $55

Butterfly Conservation SA is pleased invite you to attend the official launch of ‘Caterpillars, Moths and their Plants of Southern Australia’ at the SA Museum, in a joint event with Members of the Museum. Special guests will be the SA Museum Director Brian Oldman and lead author Peter McQuillan. The Museum Shop will have Moth books available for sale at a special stand. Free entry options available - all attendees must register below.

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March 2020

Public Talk – Emeritus Professor Dr. Michael Keller (University of Adelaide)

3 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Natural enemies of butterflies Public talk by Emeritus Professor Dr. Michael Keller from the University of Adelaide Butterflies die from attacks by a wide range of natural enemies, that include vertebrates, predators, parasitic insects and pathogens.  This talk will describe the biology, behaviour and ecology of predatory and parasitic arthropods. Prof. Mike Keller is Dean of the Waite Campus, Head of the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, and Director of the Waite Research Institute. Mike is an entomologist who…

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Victoria Park Pakapakanthi Grasslands Field Trip

18 March @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park, East Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Are you interested in finding out what critters live in the fenced-off grassy area in the middle of Victoria Park? This area is known as the Victoria Park Pakapakanthi Grasslands and contains habitat for the rare Chequered Copper Butterfly. You're invited to join experts and volunteers on a Grasslands Field Trip to discover what lives here in Autumn! This area protects an endangered ecological community of remnant Grey Box Grassy Woodland, which is looked after by the City of Adelaide’s…

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Public Talk with Professor Steve Cooper

31 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s on again! The March 31 Butterfly Conservation SA Public Talk with Professor Steve Cooper, ‘Tales from the Underground’, was presented as a Zoom video meeting from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Professor Cooper presented his slides and discussed them with participants, who were able to interact and ask questions during and at the end of the talk. This BCSA Public Talk was rescheduled from a face to face meeting to be the BCSA's first virtual meeting, and we are delighted that…

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May 2020

Public Talk – Dr Alice Clement (Flinders University) rescheduled to 4 May

4 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZOOM virtual meeting Adelaide, Australia

Brain evolution of fossil fish and the first tetrapods Public talk by Dr Alice Clement from Flinders University You are invited to a virtual meeting using Zoom software: ‘Brain evolution of fossil fish and the first tetrapods’ presented by Dr. Alice Clement from Flinders University Register in advance for this meeting: You are invited to a Butterfly Conservation SA Public Talk Zoom meeting by Dr Alice Clement ‘Brain evolution of fossil fish and the first tetrapods’ rescheduled to 4 May…

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Public Talk – Dr Peter McQuillan

13 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rain Moths and other moths Public talk by Dr Peter McQuillan from University of Tasmania.  With a background in insect ecology, Dr McQuillan has explored important plant-insect interactions including pollination and herbivory, invasive species management and the biogeography of insects. He is interested in invertebrates as indicators of environmental change in natural environments, and cities and farms.   There has been enormous interest shown in Rain Moths and other moths on two Facebook sites (Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM…

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June 2020

Public Talk – Dr. Chris Preston (University of Adelaide)

2 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZOOM virtual meeting Adelaide, Australia

You are invited to a Zoom meeting: Weeds - how to identify and control them in your garden and native scrub Dr. Chris Preston is Professor of Weed Management at the University of Adelaide. He has a particular interest in understanding and managing herbicide-resistant weeds and the ecology, biology and management of emerging weeds in agriculture. The talk will be preceded by a short presentation from the Nature Education Centre in Urrbrae HS, in the lead up to World Environment…

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July 2020

Public Talk – University of Adelaide Adjunct Professor Wayne Meyer

7 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZOOM virtual meeting Adelaide, Australia

Water in the Murray Darling Basin – its relevance and lessons for water management and conservation in Adelaide We are pleased to host 'Water in the Murray Darling Basin – its relevance and lessons for water management and conservation in Adelaide.' University of Adelaide Adjunct Professor Wayne Meyer will set the context for considering water amounts, uses and variability. Prof Meyer will discuss the changing governance and management in the Murray Darling Basin and what we should know about water…

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