Calendar of Events May - September 2013
Thurs 16th - Botany Group.
Meeting - "Western Grasslands reserves. DSE's vision for their management". Speaker: Steve Sinclair. Contact: Sue Bendel.
Thurs 20th - Botany Group.
Meeting - Pulse grazing of goats as weed management. Speaker: Colin Arnold. Contact: Sue Bendel.
Thurs 18th - Botany Group.
Meeting - Saltmarsh and estuary vegetation of Victoria, with reference to Mud Islands. Speaker: Jeff Yugovic, Contact: Sue Bendel.
Sun 21st - Botany Group.
Excursion - 10am, The Inlets Waterway Reserve, Koo Wee Rup, 5.2 km past Tooradin. South Gippsland Highway, 40 m immediately after Cardinia Creek bridge (which has a sign), turn left onto vehicle track and park car on grass in front of gate. Bring gum boots Leader: Jeff Yugovic. Contact: Sue Bendel.
Thurs 15th - Botany Group.
Meeting - The orchids of north-east Melbourne. Speaker: Paul Piko, Contact: Heather Eadon.
Sun 18th - Botany Group.
Excursion - Orchids with Paul Piko. 11am until 1pm Ironbark Road reserve, Diamond Creek. Numbers are limited to 12 to avoid site impact, booking are essential. Contact: Sue Bendel.
Thurs 19th - Botany Group.
Meeting - Get to know our eucalypts - an identification workshop. 7.45pm start. Speaker: Leon Costerman, suitable for novices and those with some experience, bring 'Trees of Victoria' 5th/6th edition if possible. Limited numbers. booking essential. Contact: Sue Bendel.
Sun 22nd - Botany Group.
Excursion - 9.45am to 3.45pm, Leader: Leon Costerman, carpool, take lunch. Excursion will visit several sites, finishing at Warrandyte. Limited numbers, booking essential. Contact: Sue Bendel.
Contact Sue Bendel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Botany Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the FNCV's meeting rooms and has a group excursion the following weekend. The group has approximately ninety members with interests ranging from invasive plants, marine algae, fungi, threatened species, bryophytes, ferns and flowering plants.
You can download reports of previous field trips and presentations in pdf format here:
Vegetation Quality Assessment using the Habitat Hectares Method
Sheri McFarlane 17th June
Principles for the Maintenance of Native Grassland Species Diversity on Private Land
Dr Josh Dorrough 21st April
Revegetation vs Indigenous gardening
Jeff Yugovic 16th February 2006
Flowering Patterns in melliferous (nectar producing) eucalypts
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Dianella amoena. Image by Ivan Margitta
Tricoryne elatior. Image by Ivan Margitta
Linum marginale. Image by Ivan Margitta
Geranium potentilloides. Image by Ivan Margitta