Looking south-east over the Silver Wattles


MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS

General Meetings we hold at least six meetings a year and these are held on the first Tuesday of the month in Briggs Hall, at the Senior Campus of Scotch Oakburn College, Penquite Road, Newstead, beginning at 7.30 pm. Visitors are most welcome. For more information on our program see below or contact the Program Co-ordinator.

John Skemp Memorial Lecture is held as a tribute to John Skemp in May near the anniversary of his death. The lecture is given by an invited speaker an expert in their field of natural history.

Annual General Meeting is in October and has been held at the John Skemp Field Centre at Myrtle Bank for the last couple of years.

Field Trips are held during the weekend following the General Meeting. Members
and friends meet at the Inveresk carpark (near Museum entrance) for a 9.00 am departure, unless otherwise specified.

Please note program is subject to alteration at short notice. Notification of changes to field trips will be advised at the General Meeting prior to the event. Please contact a club member to confirm details if you are unable to attend that meeting.

Skemps Days Members meet at the property from 10.00 am onwards for a social day where we take leisurely walks on the nature trails and participate in other activities. Visitors are welcome and should contact a club member for directions to the property.

Tuesday Working Bee from 9.30 - 3pm at the John Skemp Forest Reserve a 62 ha property at Myrtle Bank. If you would like to help with ongoing weeding, track maintenance, and other jobs, contact Noel Manning on 0458 030 767.

Program: January - December 2021

A work in progress

DATE
DETAILS
January
Tuesday 12
Field Trip
Annual Tidal Pool Review at East Beach, Low Head
January
Thursday 14
Field Trip
Wildflower trip to the Central Plateau - leader Jeff Campbell
January
Friday 15
Seminar
Birdlife Tasmania Northern Wader Seminar, see www.birdlife.org.au - RSVP by Thursday 14
Jan Sun 30 & Feb Wed 3
Ragwort Raids
West Tamar area, contact Kay Bailey on
0456 853 445
February
Tuesday 2
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Dr Ian Thomas - The Central Plateau: Landscape scale transitions in time and place
February
Wednesday 3
Field Trip
Central Plateau area with Dr Ian Thomas - meet to depart the Deloraine Train Park at 9.30am. Contact Helen T if any enquiries.
February
Sunday 28
Skemps Day
Members Day - Insect hunt
March
Tuesday 2
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Prof Nigel Forteath - Odonata
March
Saturday 13
Field Trip
Meet at Queechy Lakes at 2pm, looking at water birds and insects. Afternoon tea at Punchbowl Reserve
March
Saturday 27
Skemps Day
Members Day - Clean up at Skemps
April
Tuesday 6
Meeting
Speaker - Jeff Campbell - Bibbulmun Track
April
Sunday 18
Field Trip
Ben Lomond National Park - meet at Carr Villa carpark at 10am, contact Jeff on 0432 470 311 if going
April
TBA
Field Trip
Cradle Mountain to view the deciduous beech, contact Prue if going
April
Sunday 25
Skemps Day
Members Day - Water Monitoring
May
Tuesday 4
Meeting
Guest Speaker - TBA
May
TBA
Field Trip
Location - TBA
May
Sat 29/Sun 30
Skemps Day
Members Day - Fungi Foray and Moths with Genevieve and David
June
Tuesday 1
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Angela Hansen - Birds
June
TBA
Field Trip
Location - TBA
June
Sunday 27
Skemps Day
Members Day - Birdwatching with Angela Hansen
July
Tuesday 6
Meeting
Guest Speaker - TBA
July
TBA
Field Trip
Location - TBA
July
Saturday 31
Skemps Day
Members Day -

 

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