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.

Bursaria spinosa – Sweet Bursaria & a visiting Australian Painted Lady Photo: J Petts

Next Meeting:  From August through to November 2018 APS Mitchell returns to monthly evening meetings in the John Taylor Room…               

Monday October 15th commencing 7:30 pm

Guest Speaker:  Ron Litjens – Topic: “Faunascaping Your Garden”

Ron Litjens states he “is NOT a gardener” but as a keen amateur naturalist has spent many years observing the interactions between wildlife and vegetation both on his bush block in Flowerdale and as a ‘townie’ in Yea.  He is a member of the Strath Creek Landcare Group, Yea River Landcare Group and the Yea Wetlands Committee of Management and is a co-contributor to the popular local nature blog, Focus on Fauna.

One of the beneficial by-products of a garden is the fauna that it attracts.  Indeed having pollinators visiting your garden is essential for its success.  Ron will discuss some of the factors to be considered when setting up your garden to attract wildlife and will highlight some of the fascinating creatures he has seen.

The presentation 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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