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May 2020

Public Talk – Dr Peter McQuillan

13 May 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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August 2020

Public Talk – Louise Stockbridge (Assistant Curator at Monarto Zoo)

4 August 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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  A day in the life of a zookeeper The Assistant Curator of natives and primates at Monarto Zoo, Louise Stockbridge, provided a fascinating insight into behind the scenes of one Australia’s most prestigious zoos.  Louise gave an extremely riveting presentation via Zoom. Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/uZErI63L3DtJWNbV526Gd_8kXY7EX6a813cc_fELyk2sQcIL2Ou_nJcBoDnIVhcu You will need the access password to gain access to the recording. Access Password: 6M#F@LN5 This zoom session was a test run so please skip the first 4 min 40 seconds which just serve…

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Public talk – Roger Kitching, Emeritus Professor of Ecology, Griffith University

20 August 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM virtual meeting Adelaide, Australia

Herding Caterpillars – the close relationship between ants and Lycaenid butterflies For National Science Week, Butterfly Conservation SA (BCSA ) and the Friends of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) Butterfly facilitated a webinar on the LYCAENIDAE Family of butterflies.  This event was supported by a National Science Week SA Community Grant. Entomological experts and enthusiasts Emeritus Professor Roger Kitching AM, Mike Moore, Jan Forrest OAM, and Gerry Butler (BCSA President) delivered short talks about the amazing world of butterflies and their…

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September 2020

BCSA AGM and Public Talk by Dr. Catherine Kemper, Curator of Mammals, SA Museum

1 September 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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6.30pm BCSA AGM 7.00pm Public Talk - Biological Surveys in Australia and their value to science Dr. Catherine Kemper, Curator of Mammals at the South Australian Museum has undertaken vertebrate surveys in outback Australia for the best part of thirty years.  She will talk about, and show images of, some amazing outback locations and important vertebrate finds.  She will also explain why Museums collect, and how these collections not only provide us with important distribution data but are pivotal to…

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Festival of Nature event in the Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park Grassland

30 September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park, East Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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You're invited to join volunteers, and experts on Spiders, Ants and Grasslands, on a grasslands field trip. Discover an endangered ecological community of remnant Grey Box grassy woodland, looked after by the City of Adelaide’s Biodiversity team. Butterfly Conservation SA (BCSA) volunteers help look after this area and regularly monitor the area for critters - especially the rare Chequered Copper Butterfly! Registration is essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/119388360801 Use this link to discover more about the Festival of Nature, which runs from 25…

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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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