Looking south-east over the Silver Wattles


MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS

General Meetings are held on the first Tuesday in each month (except January) 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 programme contact the Programme 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. Members meet at a local restaurant for this meeting in October and other social evenings held throughout the year.

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 programme 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.

Skemp 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.

Programme: January 2018 - December 2018

DATE
DETAILS
January
Friday 19 to Sunday 21
Field
Trip
Ben Lomond National Park (additional information)
February Tuesday 6
Meeting
Guest Speakers - Helen & Mick Statham - '10 days at Spitzbergen'
February
Sunday 11
Field
Trip
Big Blue Marine Community Expo from 10 am to
4 pm at the Albert Hall, Launceston
February
Saturday 24
Skemp Day
Bug hunt
March
Tuesday 6
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Rees Campbell - 'Eat wild, grow at home'
March
Sat 17-Sun 18
Field
Trip
Tour of Murnong Wild Food Garden in Wynyard on Saturday at 1.30 pm and we will visit other nearby places of interest
March
Sunday 25
Skemp
Day
Tree monitoring
April
Tuesday 3
Meeting
Members night
April
Saturday 21
Field
Trip
Lake Mackenzie with Deb Hunter, meet at 9 am in Mole Creek (additional information)
April
Saturday 28
Skemp
Day
Macroinvertebrate monitoring
May
Tuesday 1
Meeting
John Skemp Memorial Lecture
Guest speaker - Clare Hawkins, '
Tracking nature together: citizen science for Tasmania's threatened species'
May
Sunday 13
Field
Trip
Tasmanian Arboretum, 46 Old Tramway Road, Eugenana, meet at QVMAG for 9.30 am departure or meet at the Arboretum carpark at 10.30 am. Afternoon tea at the Arboretum Kiosk
May
Monday 21
Field
Trip
East Beach at Low Head for rockpooling and beachcombing. Meet in the carpark at East Beach at 9.30 am (additional information)
May
Sunday 27
Skemp
Day
Fungi hunt & participate in the Where? Where? Wedgie! survey
June
Tuesday 5
Meeting
Guest Speaker - David Maynard - 'Tasmania's forgotten Emu'
June
Saturday 16
Field
Trip
Attend the Tamar Discovery activities at Seahorse World from 10 am - 2 pm
June
Saturday 23
Skemp
Day
Fungi Hunt
July
Sunday 1
Field
Trip
Goblin Forest at Blue Tier - meet at Inveresk carpark for 8.30 am departure
July
Tuesday 3
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Katherine Pugh - 'The Human Impact on Kanamaluka / Tamar Estuary'
July
Sunday 8
Social Lunch
'Christmas in Winter' lunch at View Cafe Poatina booking for 12.30 pm, with a walk in the morning on the plateau (additional information)
July Wednesday 18

Field
Day
Fern foray at Skemps with Australian Plant Society members (additional information)
July
Sunday 29
Skemps Day
Tree Maintenance on Skemps Creek (National Tree Day)
August
Tuesday 7
Social Evening
Golden Brumby, Margaret Street, Launceston, (additional information) - please note no General Meeting this month
August
Saturday 11
Field
Trip
Explore the roadside vegetation of the Lake Leake Highway on way to the Lost Falls
August
Saturday 18
Skemps Day
Continue with tree maintenance and social day
September
Tuesday 4
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Phillip Brumby - 'First Aid when out in the Natural Environment'
September Sunday 16
Field
Trip
Big Waterhouse Lake and Blizzards Landing
September Saturday 22
AGM
Annual General Meeting to be held at Skemps at
11 am (additional information)
September
28 Saturday - October
8 Monday
Meeting
Australian Naturalists' Network 2018 Get-together, hosted by the South East Australian Naturalists' Association in western Victoria
October
Saturday 13 - Sunday 14
Field
Trip
East Coast Weekend with APS Northern Group members (additional information)
October
Sunday 21
Skemp Day
Macroinvertebrate monitoring
October Saturday 27
Field
Trip
3 reserves crawl (Punchbowl, Carr Villa and Cheltenham)
November
Tuesday 6
Meeting
Guest Speaker - Cayne Layton - 'Underwater Forests on our Great Southern Reef'
November
Sunday 18
Field
Trip
Water meandering
November
Sat 24/
Sun 25
Skemp Day
Spring cleaning at the John Skemp Centre
December
Sunday 2
Skemp Day
Christmas get-together
December
Tuesday 4
Meeting
Members night, the Year That Was and Photographic Competition

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