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 (& SOMETIMES HOMEMADE CAKE) AVAILABLE.
Next Meeting: In the John Taylor Room at the Kilmore Library, Sydney St Kilmore (entry via side street entrance).
Monday March 16th, 2020 commencing 7:30 pm
Guest Speaker – Ian Evans
Topic: Collecting Grevillea for DNA analysis in the Kimberley and Pilbara WA.
For our March meeting Ian Evans will be joining us to present on the topicof collecting Grevillea for DNA analysis in the Kimberley and Pilbara WA.
Having grown up on a farm bordering Greater Bendigo National Park – Whipstick Section, about 25 k’s North-west of Bendigo, Ian developed an early interest in native plants especially Grevillea. After leaving school, travelling, and working in South Australia and north Queensland, this interest grew. Ian returned to Bendigo in 1979, first working in Nurseries before starting his own landscape construction business in 1985. Ian joined the Grevillea Study Group in early 1980’s and has been growing Grevilleas as well as collecting specimens since then.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along native plant specimens from their gardens for our Specimen Table display & discussion (please label with species name if known).