Activities

APS MITCHELL GROUP MEETS AT THE JOHN TAYLOR ROOM, KILMORE LIBRARY, SYDNEY STREET, KILMORE-  3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7.30 PM

(Occasionally excursions may replace monthly meetings so it is advisable to check our latest newsletter or contact a committee member for up to date diary dates.)

THERE IS A $2.00 ENTRY WHICH GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN THE RAFFLE PRIZE OF A NATIVE PLANT.  TEA, COFFEE & BISCUITS AVAILABLE.

An 8 legged garden “resident”.- To be identified! Photo: J Petts

Next Meeting:  In the John Taylor Room, Kilmore Library, Sydney Street Kilmore…               

Monday November 19th commencing 7:30 pm

Guest Speaker:  Glenn James – Topic: “Spidentify”

Have you ever wanted to identify or know more about any 8 legged visitors to your garden?

One of our own APS Mitchell members—Glenn James, will be taking the floor at our November meeting to present on “Spidentify”.

Glenn James comes from a background or wildlife where his grandfather worked at Melbourne Zoo for 46 years.  After finishing his studies in biological science he found himself following his grandfather’s footsteps specialising in reptiles and invertebrates.  Working at various places notably Werribee Open Range Zoo, Australia Zoo and Melbourne Sealife Aquarium his passion for all types of wildlife grew.

Happy to wrangle Australia’s most dangerous and venomous snakes and jump on the back of a 15ft Saltwater Crocodile he was always afraid of one thing…. Spiders… Through education and determination he fought to overcome his fears.  Now 15 years later Glenn houses many spiders including one of the worlds deadliest.  Come and learn about common 8-legged arachnids and see how they work with some of Australia’s most beautiful array of native plants.

A brief AGM will precede our guest speaker  presentation, which, will be followed by our flower specimen table “show & tell” (remember to bring something along from your garden) and conclude with supper & chat.

For enquiries & further information email: mitchell@apsvic.org.au

Visitors and Friends always welcome! 


Other activities include:

  • Group Outings
  • Garden Visits
  • Annual Spring Plant Expo

 

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