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July 2021

Public Talk: Dr. Matthew Shaw from the South Australian Museum

6 July 2021 @ 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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August 2021

Public Talk: Morphology of Lepidoptera and ‘The Butterflies Australia Project’

3 August 2021 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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  This event may occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software). Closer to the event, we will advise members if we need to be totally online on Zoom, given the uncertainty of the COVID lockdown. This is our current working schedule. 1830 Welcome 1835-1845 Mike Moore – Morphology of Lepidoptera 1845- 1930 Chris Sanderson ANU ‘The Butterflies Australia Project’. 1945 Close   Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83472945369?pwd=WlhmSnpGQkJ4cTlybzJzZzV4QzZ4UT09 Meeting ID: 834 7294 5369 Passcode: 559320…

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BCSA National Science Week Webinar – Nymphalidae

18 August 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ZOOM virtual meeting Adelaide, Australia

Butterfly Conservation SA's National Science Week webinar this year focuses on aspects of the Nymphalidae Family   Professor Mike Kearney (Melbourne university) talks about research into the lifecycle of Heteronympha merope (the Common Brown butterfly) and understanding responses to climate variability and change. Professor Mike Kearney’s university profile page You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Aug 18, 2021 06:30 PM Adelaide   Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpcuqppzkrEtdpey3gViqh--IPY4jvtwlD   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email…

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September 2021

BCSA AGM and Public Talk: John Fargher, of the Yundi Nature Conservancy

7 September 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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6.30pm BCSA AGM The AGM will be an important opportunity for members to hear a review of the 2020-21 financial year and the activities that the association has addressed over the last 12 months. Nominations are welcome for the Management Committee and whilst many of the team are continuing there are several vacancies. Supper will be available and it will be a good opportunity to network with fellow members. 7.00pm Public Talk: John Fargher, of the Yundi Nature Conservancy The…

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October 2021

Public Talk: James Smith, Education Officer at the South Australian Museum

5 October 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Nest Boxes and the birds and other animals in the Adelaide area which rely on hollows for their homes This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software) With the loss of habitat especially large trees there are fewer hollows available for the animals which rely on these refuges to live and nest. Many councils, nature reserves, and individuals now provide artificial homes in the form of nest boxes. James Smith, Education…

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November 2021

Special Public Talk event – Dr Peter McQuillan B.Agric. Sc., PhD ‘Why nectar is important to butterflies and where they find it.’

4 November 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
South Australian Museum, North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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$25.00 – $70.00

Why nectar is important to butterflies and where they find it. The Butterfly Conservation SA Society was founded over twenty years ago because of concerns by people that butterfly numbers were declining. Nectar is the major energy source for butterflies, but species differ greatly in the range of flowers they exploit. Recent research has shown that only a small range of herbs, shrubs and a few trees account for most visits by butterflies.  Dr. Peter McQuillan's talk will be of…

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February 2022

CHERINGTON HOUSE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY GARDEN

16 February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CHERINGTON HOUSE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY GARDEN, 13 LAFFERS RD
BELAIR, South Australia 5052 Australia
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HERBS for HEALTH CCC 2022 CHERINGTON HOUSE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY GARDEN 13 LAFFERS RD. BELAIR on 16th February. COST:  $45 Non-CCC Members / $30 CCC Members Karen Jahn, Coordinator of the Cherington Therapeutic Community Garden writes of reawakening a dormant garden located at the old Blackwood Hospital, now known as Integrative Health Solutions.  "Sophie Thompson kindly launched the program in September 2020 https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Not-a-business/Cherington-Therapeutic-Community-Garden-100364831746627/. We are a demonstration organic food producing and butterfly garden set within a magnificent established garden. Our mission…

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March 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Ben Parslow from the South Australian Museum

1 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Ghost wasps   Dr Ben Parslow from the South Australian Museum will provide an insight into the world of parasitic Ghost wasps and how they affect our native bees.   Dr Ben Parslow is one of the collection managers for terrestrial invertebrates at the South Australian Museum, where his passion for working with insects, fieldwork and collaboration are helping to discover South Australia’s biodiversity.  His primary research interests are the systematics and host-parasite interactions of the insect order Hymenoptera (ants, bees and…

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April 2022

Public Talk: Presenter Dr Yuri Ogawa, Research Fellow at Flinders University

5 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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How do butterflies see the world? Butterflies can see the colours of mates and flowers better than humans. We will explore how colour and motion vision are wired in their brains, and how this affects their behaviour. Presented by Dr Yuri Ogawa, Research Fellow at Flinders University. Yuri has been studying insect vision for over 10 years and her passion for neuroethology continues to grow with each year. Sensory systems such as eyes, hearing or smelling organs, receive information from their…

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May 2022

Public Talk: Presenter South Australian Museum Associate Director, Dr Steve Donnellan

3 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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Can genetics improve conservation outcomes? Associate Professor Steve Donnellan will talk about how conservation outcomes can be improved by the use of molecular genetic analyses. Genetic data contribute to species discovery, surveying for biological diversity, choosing appropriate populations for translocations and for monitoring how populations can adapt to rapid climate change. Steve will use examples from his work on marsupials, birds, frogs and fishes from South Australia, Australia and New Guinea. Steve Donnellan is the Chief Research Scientist of the…

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