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. Until further notice, members should make their own travel arrangements to participate in club outings, contact the Program Co-ordinator, if you require further details.

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 - June 2022

DATE
DETAILS
January Sat 22 to Sat 29
Community Volunteering
Ragwort Raids at 4 sites, East Tamar (22nd), West Tamar (23rd), Blessington (25th) & Nunamara (29th) areas, contact Kay Bailey on 0456 853 445 if you can assist.
January
Sunday 30
Field Trip
East Beach at Low Head for rockpools
February
Tuesday 1
General Meeting
Speaker Helen Tait - Seashore Life
February
Sunday 27
Skemps Day
Members Day - Insect hunt
March
Tuesday 1
General Meeting
Guest Speaker Sam Jack - The future of local saltmarsh monitoring with NRM
March
Sat 12
Field Trip
Don Heads coastal walk and rockpools - meet 10am at Don River Railway picnic area at Don.
March
Saturday 26
Skemps Day
Members Day - Plant maintenance along Skemps Creek
April
Tuesday 5
General Meeting
Guest Speaker Justin and Jo Widdowson - Caretaking at Deal Island
April
Saturday 9
Field Trip
East Tamar - birds, beetles and plants of our Tamar woodlands - meet 10am at Mt Direction picnic spot just off the East Tamar Highway more information
May
Sunday 1
Skemps Day
Members Day - Macroinvertebrate Watermonitoring (Please note change of date)
May
Tuesday 3
General Meeting
John Skemp Memorial Lecture - Guest Speaker Andrew Darby - The long distance journey of migratory shorebirds more information
May
Wednesday 18
Field Trip
Narawntapu Beach and Bird Walk (please confirm attendance with Helen or Karen)
May
Saturday 28
Skemps Day
Members Day - Fungi hunt
June
Tuesday 7
General Meeting
Club night - Fern workshop/practice session on use of Fernflips. Introduction by Roy Skabo
June
Saturday 11
Field Trip

Fern foray along Briseis Water Race with
Dr. Lee Bowkett more information. Members of the Australian Plant Society with be joining us.

June
Saturday 25
Skemps Day
Members Day - Fern foray (note change of date due to road closure on 26 June)
July
Tuesday 5
General Meeting
Not held this month
July
Saturday 9
Field Trip
Explore Kate Reed Reserve
July
Sunday 31
Skemps Day
National Tree Day - Tree maintenance on Skemps Creek
August
Tuesday 2
General Meeting
Not held this month
August
Saturday 6
Field Trip
Brushy Lagoon Reserve at Westbury
August
Saturday 27
Skemps Day
General maintenance on the property

 

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