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Spring flower walk, Walliston
In 2017 the Darling Range Branch of the Nats visited the Alan Anderson walk trail in Walliston three times and were so impressed with the variety of flowers, plants and bird life that we are going again. We have also recorded some of our findings in the park onto the Atlas of Living Australia, so all being well, we will be adding to the list of observations. The flower display last time we went was truly magnificent. There is a stand of healthy mature Jarrah/Marri/Casuarina woodland and dense understorey with great potential for flowers in spring. Everyone is welcome to join us in adding to the atlas as a Citizen Science project, and at any time. Bring with you the OzAtlas and BioCollect apps on your phones or ipads. Please bring your cameras too as the Atlas wants photographs and not just a species name. The walk is supposed to take about 40 mins but last time it took us 2.5 hrs as we kept seeing so much! It can be noisy (a pistol club nearby on a Sunday morning, and nearby rubbish contractors) and a new housing development is encroaching on it, but it doesn’t seem to stop the birds and flowers). Parking: We will need to park on the pavement in the subdivision itself on the side road opposite Kalamunda Pistol Club in the new Housing Division. Bring: binoculars, bird and flower books or Apps, camera, ipad/phone/tablet, refreshments/picnic lunch, water, hat and name badge. Phone: Please bring your phone and leave it on in case of emergencies. Please put the DRB phone number into your contact list[masked] Cost: Free to Club members. Visitors are encouraged to contribute a minimum of a gold coin donation. Please bring cash. Bookings: Families, members and visitors are all welcome. RSVP bookings essential – online please at https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/drb-alana/ as well as here on Meetup. Leaders: Arlene Quinn and Lynda Tomlinson.

Alan Anderson walk

Cnr Lawnbrook ans Pomeroy Rds Walliston · Perth

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    What we're about

    Are you into natural history? We do lots of bird watching, wildflower walks, bushwalking, beachcombing, fungi forays, and learning about ecology. This Meetup is run in conjunction to the Western Australian Naturalists’ Club, one of the longest established conservation and natural history groups in Australia. As such the events are attended by many club members who are not in the Meetup, so don't worry if event numbers look low.

    The club is a lively organisation that caters for all environmentally conscious members of the community. It's a well respected group catering to a wide range of interests, from amateur to professional. All branches of natural history and conservation are covered in a full program of meetings, excursions, workshops and occasional social events. These include bird watching, botany, spotlighting, fossicking for fossils and fungi, observing habitats from forests to reefs, some geology as well as learning more about environmental issues in Western Australia such as soil salinity, introduced flora and fauna and land degradation.

    In addition to the main/central club, there are three branches in the eastern, northern and southern suburbs. Also, there are some special interest groups: eg bushwalking, fungi. Activities are held for under-18s, too.

    New members are encouraged to come to some events, then join the Club if it offers what you're after. Attend as many talks as you like and sample a few excursions, but if you want to come on regular excursions we'd prefer that you join, for insurance purposes. But no one will pressure you! Annual fees are very reasonable, see our website: Western Australian Naturalists' Club Inc. (http://www.wanaturalists.org.au/get-involved/join-the-club/)

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