The guest speaker at the September CFNC meeting is Simon Heyes. Simon is currently studying for his Masters in Research at La Trobe on Banksia recruitment. He is looking at why banksias aren’t regenerating, and is also researching the ecology patterns of recruitment for Banksia marginata on the plains.
The presentation is from 7.30pm on Friday 8 September in the normal location – the Fellowship Room behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St (next door to the Castlemaine Art Gallery). Visitors are welcome. Members are encouraged to bring along friends and family.
To whet your appetite for Simon’s presentation, the following link is to an article written by Ian Lunt in 2014 about Banksia marginata (CLICK HERE). The comments and discussion at the end of the article are also quite interesting.
Information about the excursion on Saturday 9th September are being finalised and will be announced soon.
Wednesday Wildflower Walks will commence on September 13th for four or five consecutive weeks, starting promptly at 4 p.m. from opposite the Castle Motel. An appointed leader will take us to an area in the surrounds of Castlemaine exhibiting a variety of flowering native plants at the time. We will spend about an hour at the location. Bring field guides, magnifying glass, camera etc., and appropriate footwear. The leaders of the first two walks are Richard Piesse (13th Sept) and Geraldine Harris (20th Sept).