Wildflower Society Members Update – July

The most recent monthly update from the Management Committee is now available on our website, access exclusively for Members only. Log in to the Members area and then the tab ‘Management Committee Updates.’ If you have any difficulties logging in to the system, please email our volunteer administrator at memberships@wildflowersocietywa.org.au – we can reset your password, give you a simpler password, or guide you through the log-in procedure.  Link here.

Most members will have received an email copy of the Update recently.  If you did not receive this, it is possible that the Society does not have your correct email address.  Please ring Perry House or contact members@wildflowersocietywa.org.au to check.

Propagation Workshop 11/12 August


Come to the Northern Suburbs branch Propagation Workshop on 11/12 August at our nursery at Landsdale Farm School, Evandale Rd, Darch. “Grow Your Own West Australian Wildflowers” is the theme and the workshop includes practical sessions, talks, Q&A and identification activities. Guest speaker on Saturday night is renowned botanist Greg Keighery, on “Something Old, New, Beautiful & Blue – Wildflowers for the Garden”. Full program is on the Northern Suburbs branch page or below. Cost of $50 for the weekend includes all meals (including sausage sizzle dinner Saturday), all activities and a ‘How to Propagate’ booklet. Contact Christine on 0430 013 354 or randccurry@gmail.com to register (pay on the day).2018 Propagation Workshop Program Final

2018 AGM and Conference

The Armadale Branch is proud to be hosting the Society’s 2018 State Conference and Annual General Meeting with a full weekend of planned events. Starting on Friday evening 22nd June will be the official opening of an Art Exhibition of botanical artists at Avocados Reception Centre, Kelmscott. On Saturday 23rd after the State Conference and AGM, just a short walk to History House, attendees can view an Historic Wildflowers Exhibit of the Armadale region and enjoy some refreshments. Saturday evening’s dinner at The Dale Bar and Bistro will also commemorate the Society’s 60th anniversary.

Sunday 24th will be the post-conference seminar with informative talks from professors Hans Lambers, John Bailey and Stephen Hopper. After lunch, a choice of guided walks in four selected reserves in the Armadale region.

Details of the weekend – including Registration Forms – can be found on the Armadale Branch page here.

Blooming Biodiversity Video

Here is a tone poem of visual images of Albany and the South West – just to get you in the mood for the ANPSA National Conference in 2019.  We’ll be adding in more flower footage as the season progresses, so that it is representative of the scenery at that time of year.  Link here.  Enjoy!

Blooming Biodiversity wildflower slideshow

Here are some amazing Western Australian wildflowers which, if all goes well, you might see on the ‘Blooming Biodiversity’ Conference tour. Photos by renowned artist and Society member Margaret Pieroni, who designed our Conference logo. See slideshow here.

While you are at it, why not register for Conference updates?  Or just keep checking back on our website, under the ‘ANPSA’ menu item at the top right of the page.

Darling Range NatureBase

Members of the Darling Range Branch of the Wildflower Society and the 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.  For more information about Darling Range Branch of the Wildflower Society, check out their page here.

Thank You, Tasmania

Thanks to the Australian Plant Society Tasmania for a wonderful conference!  They did a brilliant job and set a high standard for us to follow in 2019.  Wonderful tours, fantastic speakers, and even the weather was spectacular.  Thanks from all of the Western Australian attendees !

Holiday Greetings from the Wildflower Society

The Wildflower Society office will be officially closed from Friday 15 December 2017 and re-opening Tuesday 23 January 2018 – though some of us will be in and out over this Christmas period.

Our very best wishes to members and supporters for the Holiday Season!


Photo:  M Brundrett