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 a 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, please contact Noel Manning on 0458 030 767.

Program: January - December 2021

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
Sunday 25
Skemps Day
Members Day - Water Monitoring
April
Friday 30
Field Trip
Tasmanian Arboretum at Eugenana
May
Saturday 1
Field Trip
Cradle Mountain National Park to see the Fagus
May
Tuesday 4
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Lauren Bird - Getting to know Astacopsis gouldi the giant freshwater crayfish
May
Sat 29/Sun 30
Skemps Day
Members Day - Fungi Foray and Moths with Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky
June
Tuesday 1
Meeting
Business Meeting @ 7pm, followed by Speaker - Angela Hansen - Bird Research in Tasmania
June
Sunday 6
Tamar NRM/Field Trip

TamarNRM - Beechford Coastal Walk and Talk with
Kaye Bailey, Eric Woehler and Alison Hugo -
RSVP by June 4 to alison.hugo@launceston.tas.gov.au or 0438 265 792

June
Saturday 19
Field Trip
Ralphs Falls for fungi, meet at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings at 10am
June
Sunday 27
Skemps Day
Members Day - Birdwatching with Angela Hansen
- 9 am start
July
Tuesday 13
Social Evening
Riverside Hotel - meet at the venue 5.30pm for 6pm
July
Sunday 18
Field Trip
Liffey Falls for fungi - meet at top carpark at 10am
July
Saturday 31
Skemps Day
Members Day
August
Sunday 1
Field Trip
Beachcombing at East Beach, Low Head
August
Saturday 7
Field Trip
David Waters to instruct in use of GPS and Apps - Trevallyn Reserve - registered participants will be advised of meeting place and time
August
Saturday 14
Field Trip
Trevallyn Reserve
August
Saturday 21
TPT/Field Trip
Threatened Plants Tasmania - Eucalypt ID at Max
Fry Hall, Trevallyn from 9am to 4pm -
Registration essential
, contact Magali at magaliwright1@gmail.com
August
Sunday 22
Field Trip
Native Point Nature Reserve (near Windemere) with BirdLife Tas members, contact Angela Hansen for more details if interested (cancelled due to weather)
August
Sunday 29
Skemps Day
Members Day
September
Tuesday 7
Meeting
Business Meeting @ 7pm, followed by guest speaker Steve Broadbent, Galapagos birds - Managing invasive rodent pests to protect native wildlife
September
Sunday 19
Field Trip
Badger Head for wildflowers, meet at carpark 10am
September
Saturday 25
Skemps Day
Members Day
October
Tuesday 5
Meeting
General Meeting - Speaker - Brian O'Byrne - Walking the Abels
October
Sunday 17
Annual General Meeting
At John Skemp Field Centre
October
Friday 22 to Sunday 24
Field Trip
Weekend at Mt Cameron Field Study Centre
November
Tuesday 2
Meeting
John Skemp Memorial Lecture - Guest speaker - Todd Dudley - The decade of ecosystems restoration
November
Sunday 7
Community Volunteering
"Catch it in the Catchment" with Tamar NRM - Club site at Kings Meadows Rivulet, meet at 9.30am behind Kings Meadows Hotel
November
TBC
Field Trip
"Somerset" and Diprose Lagoon
November
Saturday 27
Skemps Day
Members Day
December
Tuesday 7
Meeting
Members night. Members please bring supper to share
December
Saturday 11
Skemps Day
Christmas @ Skemps
December
Saturday 18
Field Trip
Arthurs Lake/ Central Plateau for wildflowers with APST members

 

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