Darling Range Branch

HONEYEATERS 60 cm FROM OUR FRONT WINDOW   18.4.17  PHOTO BY LYNDA
Goodenia incana in flower in April 2017   Normal flowering November                                                                           Photo by Lynda.
HONEYEATERS WANT TO BE FED     11.04.17             PHOTO BY LYNDA

 

 

The Darling Range Branch is a small group who focus mainly on their Herbarium which house specimens from the Shire of Kalamunda. Nearly 400 species are found within the collection. The group have recently adopted a small reserve next to the Old Guide Hall (known as the Friends of Paxhill Reserve). The group also meet for regular wildflower walks. The group also has plant sales and tend to a native garden around the Guide Hall.

Events

DARLING RANGE BRANCH meets at the Guide Hall,  5 Sanderson Road LESMURDIE,  @   10 am on the second Sunday of every month from Mar. to Nov. Our next meeting is A PROPAGATION WORKSHOP. Learn how to take cuttings from your own Native plants or use the plants provided. Seed sowing techniques, soaking, smoke water, scarification, sieving. Rules about gathering your own seed stock, it is illegal to collect from the bush. Cleanliness, potting mixes, fertilisers, soil Ph, (bring a sample to be tested). All materials will be provided. Includes morning tea + free plant. Cost: $20 Start 9:30am to 12 noon. on Sun 11th Oct. at The Old Guide Hall, 5 Sanderson Road, Lesmurdie Must register to attend before 8 am Sat 10th. Contact Lynda on 9291 8753 or email lktom555@gmail.com The Herbarium of The Darling Range Wildflower Society will be open for viewing. (No charge) Limited number of native plants will be for sale.   All welcome .Come to see our local collection of wildflowers at our Herbarium.

WILDFLOWER WALKS have now ended for this year.They are held on the 4th Sunday of most  months  from April  to September.

DARLING RANGE NATUREBASE

Members of the Darling Range Branch of the Wildflower Society and Naturalists Club have coordinated with Michael and Lesley Brooker to produce a ‘Darling Range Naturebase’ document which is a guide to plants and animals to be found in the area.  You are free to download this wonderful reference guide at https://lesmikebrooker.weebly.com/flora-and-fauna.html –  or link here.