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June 2019

Public Talk – Chairman of the Friends of the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, John Zwar

4 June 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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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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July 2019

Public Talk – Secretary of the ‘Friends of Glenthorne Inc.’, Alan Burns

2 July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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HOW TO BUILD A NATIONAL PARK Alan is a CPA qualified accountant with a lifelong passion for the environment. Having had a fascination for birds from a young age, after settling in the southern suburbs in the mid-1980s, he had a desire to see local open space preserved for nature. Increasing losses of open space had occurred and starting as a member of Trees for Life, Alan’s first efforts were plantings in the O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park. In 1996 an…

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August 2019

Public Talk – Dr. Dominic McAfee

6 August 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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RESTORING THE REEFS WE NEVER KNEW WE LOST Dr. Dominic McAfee is a University of Adelaide Research Associate in the School of Biological Sciences.   I am a marine ecologist with a special interest in shellfish ecology. My research is heavily focused on applied marine conservation management and restoration ecology. Much of my research has focused on the capacity of wild oyster populations to protect coastal biodiversity from the extremities of climate change. The majority of this work has been…

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September 2019

B.C.S.A. a.g.m. and Public Talk by Dr. Peter Clements

3 September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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6.30pm B.C.S.A. A.G.M. 7.00pm Public Talk on Protecting Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats in the Mallee Southern hairy nosed wombats are the state fauna emblem. Protection efforts began in the 1960s after a severe drought. Moorunde Wildlife Reserve was established in 1968 and is now home to about 2000 wombats. In a climate of hostility towards them from surrounding landowners, Moorunde remains a haven for the species. Presented by Dr. Peter Clements, President, Wombats SA   Entry by donation (minimum of $2).…

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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 – It’s on again!

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’, will be presented as a Zoom video meeting from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Professor Cooper will present his slides and discuss them with participants, who will be able to interact and ask questions during and at the end of the talk. This BCSA Public Talk has been rescheduled from a face to face meeting, to the BCSA's first Zoom meeting, and we…

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