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August 2020

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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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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