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May 2018

Public Talk – Dr Michael Kokkinn

1 May 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave
Black Forest, SA 5035 Australia
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"Know and understand mosquito ecology to regain your sanity" How did a small fly evolve to become the scourge of humanity? Are there some simple truths that will help us understand its evolved strategies? Presented  by Dr Michael Kokkinn, School of Pharmacy and Medical  Sciences, University of South Australia. Bus route W91/W90: stop 10. Noarlunga Train service: Clarence Park Station. Glenelg Tram: Forestville stop 4, 9min walk south. Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be supplied. Meetings should conclude by 8.30pm. At the start of each meeting a ten minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee…

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Chequered Copper Butterfly & Biodiversity in the Adelaide City Grasslands event

12 May 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Chequered Copper Butterfly & Biodiversity in the Adelaide City Grasslands event on 12 May 2018, commencing at 1.00pm, will include a guided walk in the Biodiversity area of Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi Park 16. Please assemble near the Victoria Park Grandstand ten minutes prior to 1.00 pm to allow time to walk to the location of the remnant grassland area of Victoria Park in time for a 1:00 pm start to the event. A one hour walk will enable you to hear…

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June 2018

Public Talk – Jan Forrest OAM

5 June 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave
Black Forest, SA 5035 Australia
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"The Great Victoria Desert" Although the largest  desert in South Australia, many people do not know where the Great Victoria Desert is,  and few have visited it.  Jan Forrest OAM will show stunning images of the flora and fauna of this little known SA destination, and discuss projects carried out by members of the GVD Friends group, including vegetation monitoring using a drone, and monitoring quandong trees for camel damage. Bus route W91/W90: stop 10. Noarlunga Train service: Clarence Park Station. Glenelg Tram: Forestville stop 4, 9min walk south. Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be supplied. Meetings should conclude by 8.30pm. At the start of each meeting a ten minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a…

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July 2018

Public Talk – Rodney Hutchinson

3 July 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave
Black Forest, SA 5035 Australia
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"The story of Ants" Rodney Hutchinson will provide a fascinating insight into the life of ants, including their symbiotic relationship with Lycaenid butterflies, and how the little known dynosaur ant, Notomyrmecia macrops, was discovered. Bus route W91/W90: stop 10. Noarlunga Train service: Clarence Park Station. Glenelg Tram: Forestville stop 4, 9min walk south. Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be supplied. Meetings should conclude by 8.30pm. At the start of…

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August 2018

Public Talk – Affiliate Professor Dr Jim Gehling

7 August 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave
Black Forest, SA 5035 Australia
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"Ediacara" Affiliate Professor Dr Jim Gehling AO will discuss his research into the oldest known animal fossils, the South Australian Ediacara and Emu Bay Biota. This includes the spectacular rocks and fossils of the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island and extends to working on fossil-bearing strata of the same age in Canada, the USA, the UK, China and Namibia. Bus route W91/W90: stop 10. Noarlunga Train service: Clarence Park Station. Glenelg Tram: Forestville stop 4, 9min walk south. Entry by…

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September 2018

Public Talk – Pamela Rajkowski OAM

4 September 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave
Black Forest, SA 5035 Australia
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"How Afghan cameleers helped shape our state" Historian Pamela Rajkowski OAM will trace the early routes of Afghan cameleers in South Australia and talk about how they helped shape our economy. Bus route W91/W90: stop 10. Noarlunga Train service: Clarence Park Station. Glenelg Tram: Forestville stop 4, 9min walk south. Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be supplied. Meetings should conclude by 8.30pm. At the start of each meeting a…

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October 2018

Public Talk – Dr Miguel de Barros Lopez

2 October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave
Black Forest, SA 5035 Australia
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"The importance of symbiotic relationships between flowers, insects and microbes for pollination and development" Dr Miguel de Barros Lopez will present the latest findings in this rapidly changing field, from the importance of gut microbes for insect metamorphosis to the role of yeast in pollination. Bus route W91/W90: stop 10. Noarlunga Train service: Clarence Park Station. Glenelg Tram: Forestville stop 4, 9min walk south. Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will…

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November 2018

Public Talk – Roz Daniell

6 November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave
Black Forest, SA 5035 Australia
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"Creating a butterfly garden" Member Roz Daniell and partner have created a beautiful butterfly garden at Forestville and are now creating a ‘rain garden’ in the street. Find out their process and progress, as well as their tricks and hints for going about things. Bus route W91/W90: stop 10. Noarlunga Train service: Clarence Park Station. Glenelg Tram: Forestville stop 4, 9min walk south. Entry by donation (minimum of $2). Bookings not required Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be…

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March 2019

Public Talk – Peter Hunt

5 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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"Would you recognise a native South Australian land snail if you saw one?" Thanks to the recently published field guide “Australian Land Snails Part 2” we now have the answers.   While much work is done to combat the invasive species, little has been known about our native fauna; how and where they live, discover the main groups and where they occur.  Do they pose issues for our agriculture and how endangered are they?  Come along and discover more about their…

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April 2019

Public Talk – Pam Catcheside

2 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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"THE KINGDOM OF FUNGI - variety and importance" Without fungi, life as we know it would not exist. Fungi play essential roles in the environment: as mycorrhizal partners with plants, as recyclers of organic material in all ecosystems and in the formation and maintenance of soil structure and functioning. Mycologist Pam Catcheside will look at the fungal kingdom, the variety of fungi, their ecology and their roles in the environment. Pam Catcheside was born in London, England, studied Botany at…

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