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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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August 2020

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

4 August @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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