Albany Branch


                 Bettys Beach    

Speaker’s and Walk’s for 2024

Monthly Tuesday meeting with a Speaker commencing at 7.30pm the DBCA conference room at 120 Albany Hwy, Albany

April Walks & Meeting

APRIL 10 – Walk 4:00 pm Carlisle Street lower Mt Melville 0421989906

APRIL 16  – Talk 7:30 pm Speaker is David Edmonds talking about the Walpole Bio-blitz &
the new funding for future work.

APRIL 20  – Walk 9:00 am Uredale Point Trail (Point Possession) meet at Whalers Cove
Car Park, Quaranup Rd.

City of Albany WA Tree Festival April 6-May 5

Guided Walk
Barmup/Bluff Rock by night.
Guided spotlighting walk to survey Western Ringtail Possums as part of the Annual
Western Ringtail Possum Tally.
Date TBC, either 12 or 13 April

Barmup/Bluff Rock Bush Carer Group Meet up
Join their monthly busy bee
Sunday 21 April, 10am – 12noon
Guest Speaker
Roger Underwood, Forester and Author of ‘Dryandra Forest – a silvicultural history’
18 April, 2-3pm at the Library

Guest Speaker
Ben McGovern and Albert Adams
‘Which tree, where” Planting and maintaining trees in urban gardens for the future.
3 May 2:30-3:30

Guided walk
City of Albany Reserves Staff
Discover and identify local trees in this bushland reserve (Grade 2 trail).
Date TBC: planned for Sunday 14 April 10 – 11am
Suitable for families.
Meet Bagnall Parkway, near Elaray Way, Lange.


‘The Coastlands’ brochure that shows the Flora of Albany

from Nullaki to Betty’s Beach has had several name changes.

Coastlands update     With the Expert Knowledge of the Albany Herbarum Volunteers led by Eileen Rodgers, an ‘Addendum’ has been put together to be inserted into the Brochure.  By downloading the attached PDF –      Coastlands Update, and printing it you will find the information of the old name with its new name to add into your Coastlands Brochure.

The Albany Branch is a small and dedicated group that run a number of activities. A Wildflower Show is organized every September, as are regular excursions and meetings with guest speakers. The Branch plays a large role in coordinating the Albany Herbarium. The Group is passionate about conservation issues in the area.

The Branch meetings are now held at the DBCA conference room, 120 Albany Hwy, Albany on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.(except January & September). The AGM is held at the February meeting. There is usually a Walk on the following Saturday, members meet to car-pool at a relevant spot in Albany at 9am to travel to a local Reserve or National Park.

President : Heather Anderson  0429 200 789

Secretary : Jo Kempin             0428241225



Albany Herbarium

The Albany Herbarium is located at the rear of DBCA, entry is the corner of Moir & Hymus Streets, (Black gate). If you want to access the Herbarium to use the resources or to volunteer it is best to contact the Co-ordinators first.

The Herbarium is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am to 12noon.

Co-ordinator :  Wendy Minchin  9845 1220.

Email :      (checked Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Address : Albany Herbarium,  c/o DBCA 120 Albany Hwy Albany 6330


The Albany Wildflower Show

The Wildflower Show is a great exhibition which features over 500 local & named Wildflower specimens.

It is held at the St John’s Hall, York St, Albany. This year the dates are Wed 20th to Sat 23rd September 2023.

Opening hours are from 9am to 4pm, Wed -Fri, 9am t0 1pm Sat. Admission is Adults $5.50 and children are free.

The St John Ladies provide light lunches & Devonshire teas.

Speaker’s and Walk’s for 2024

Monthly Tuesday meeting with a Speaker commencing at 7.30pm the DBCA conference room at 120 Albany Hwy, Albany


20th ~ Tuesday meeting will be the AGM for the Albany Branch,

Guest Speaker is  Thilo Krueger who will talk about carnivorous plants and to present the recent taxonomic revision of the Drosera microphylla complex, which was enabled by numerous citizen science observations. Three of these rare species occur in the Albany area.

Walk Saturday February 24th ~ Two Peoples Bay. We will meet at Bakers Junction Roadhouse car-park at 8.20am (just in case it gets hot later).


10th  Short Walk at 4pm – Anchorage Vista, BAYONET HEAD (go right to the end and park at the end of the road by the Bush)

19th  Meeting at 7.30pm – Speaker will be Janine McCrum, Talking about her book ‘The Nature of the Jarrah Forest’ which describes the plants and animals that occur in the Jarrah Forest and about her work as a textile artist, including bringing some artwork to show us.

23rd Saturday Morning Walk – meet 8.30am at BARRETTS MEADOWS, corner of South Coast Hwy & North Hunwick Rd, Torbay.