Newsletter Now Available

The latest newsletter of the Wildflower Society of WA is now available for download to Members Only.  You may download it here.

As the Newsletter is for Members Only, you may need to log in to the Members Only section of the website.  If you have any problems doing this, please email memberships@wildflowersocietywa.org.au for assistance from one of our member volunteers.

Those who receive the hard copy of the newsletter will receive it in the next two weeks – it is still at the printers and will be posted as soon as possible, along with the current issue of Australian Plants.

Front cover: Eremophila denticulata at Cocanarup-Kundip, photo Nathan McQuoid.

 

Conference Wildflowers

Lesley Brooker has posted an updated version of Flowers and Gatherers on her website that includes photographs of plants taken during the Conference excursions.

It can be downloaded at https://lesmikebrooker.com.au/flowers-and-gatherers.php (same as before but with a revised pdf file).

All WSWA members are welcome to download it if they would like to.

Many thanks to Lesley and Mike for their wonderful contribution to the Conference, and generosity in sharing with WSWA members!

New Interstate Newsletters

We regularly receive hard copies of newsletters from related ANPSA organisations in other parts of Australia, which are distributed to each branch for members to read.  We are now receiving digital copies of some of these newsletters which may be downloaded – MEMBERS ONLY.  Only the current copy will be available for download due to size restrictions.  On our website now – Members Only – are newsletters from Canberra – Sept 2019 as well as Top End – Sept/Oct 2019.  Go to the newsletters page here.

Renewing your membership?

The credit card payment facility is NOW WORKING on our website!

  • You can renew online – using either payment method: ‘cheque’ or ‘credit card’.  The ‘cheque’ payment method also allows bank to bank transfers, so you can do everything electronically if you don’t wish to post a cheque.  Be sure to put your name and/or invoice number on the bank transfer so we credit it to the correct account.
  • Ring Perry House during business hours and renew by phone, using your credit card.  Tues or Thurs, 10am – 2.30pm 9383-7979

Remember, all renewals are processed by volunteers several days after they are received, so your payment may not be reflected for up to a week.  If you have any questions, email us at memberships@wildflowersocietywa.org.au

Note:  the ‘Donate’ facility is not working at present.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!

Newsletter Now Available

The latest newsletter of the Wildflower Society of WA is now available for download to Members Only.  You may download it here.

As the Newsletter is for Members Only, you may need to log in to the Members Only section of the website.  If you have any problems doing this, please email memberships@wildflowersocietywa.org.au for assistance from one of our member volunteers.

Front cover:  Tuart woodland in the Maidens Reserve, Bunbury.

Mary Bremner Bequest Grant Program – NOW OPEN

Do you have a project idea to Know, Grow, Enjoy or Conserve WA wildflowers?

Funding is available to volunteer community groups, Society sub-committees and Branches across WA.

The two types of grants available are:

Small grants: up to $2,000

Large grants: from $2,001 to max $20,000

For grant guidelines and application form, see www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/about-us/mary-bremner-bequest-grant-program/

Any enquiries?

Call head office (08) 9383 7979 on Tuesdays or Thursdays

Email:  enquiry@wildflowersocietywa.org.au

Applications close 4.30pm 1st October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Busselton Wildflower Exhibition

2019 is our 94th Year

Exhibition Details:
Place: Uniting Church Hall and Grounds, 47 Kent Street, Busselton
Dates: Thursday, 26 September and Friday, 27 September 2019, 9am- 4pm
For more information contact: Barry Oates, (08) 9754 6409, 0467657232 or Linda
Stephenson, (08) 9752 3304.
For media enquiries contact: Lorraine Watts, 0408 127 674

The Busselton Wildflower Exhibition has been an annual event in the town for
over 90 years and is a great way to see the many Wildflowers of the area
showcased. The South West corner of Western Australia is renowned for
having one of the richest and most diverse flora in the world. This Exhibition
gives those unable to ‘go bush’ an opportunity to see a great variety of
specimens.
Presented in an interesting and informative way, individual specimens of
flowers and orchids are displayed with their botanical names, creating interest
in both amateur and expert alike.
The Exhibition attracts visitors from far and wide. Wildflowers on display are
chosen by people who have obtained licences from the Dept of Biodiversity,
Conservation and Attractions (Dept BCA) to pick wildflowers in the week of the
Wildflower Exhibition. All pickers are conscious of the need to preserve native
flora and pick responsibly. Rare and endangered species are not picked.
Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association’s Joint CEO/GM Marketing, Sharna
Kearney said, “The South West region provides a rare opportunity to experience
exceptional concentrations of endemic wildflower species. You can get a close
look at a wide range of these wildflowers at the Busselton Wildflower Exhibition as
well as by getting out and about in the region.”
In addition to the Wildflower Exhibition visitors can view Busselton Camera
Club’s showcase of photographs, cake/produce stalls, light refreshments all
day, second-hand book stall, Geographe Community Landcare Nursery
sales/advice and Waterwise Garden’s Display.
Bring your camera along to test your skill at capturing the rare beauty of the
flowers on show.

Books, Books, Books!

See the updated listing of books in the Honor Venning Library, and our updated list of 2nd Hand Books which are available by donation – to members and non members alike – from the Perry House office.  Library Books – here, and Second Hand Books – here.

Congrats Kerry and Eddy

Congratulations to Dr Kerry Smith who was awarded Life Membership, and to Dr Eddy Wajon who was awarded the Meritorious Award at the Wildflower Society Annual General Meeting.  The Society is indeed fortunate to have such hard working, devoted and talented members.  Special thanks are also due to our newest branch, South West Capes, for hosting a wonderful weekend of meetings, talks and walks in beautiful Cowaramup.