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Top End Native Plant Society newsletter



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2 Upcoming TENPS guest speakers January 19th: Louis Elliott - Sagittaria platyphylla detection and response to an aquatic Weed of National Significance in the Top End. February 16th: TBA NT Field Naturalist Club Events Meetings are held at 7.45pm on the second Wednesday of each month except January in the Function Room, Level 3, Red Precinct 1 at Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus. Field Trips are a great way to explore the best of Darwin area's nature spots in the company of likeminded people. These are usually held on the Sunday following the monthly meeting and often related to the topic of this meeting. Additional outings are held from time to time, and everyone is welcome. TENPS Committee Meeting Committee meetings are held every second month and members are most welcome to attend. The next committee meeting will be on Wednesday the 1st of February at 7.30pm. Venue: Blain Electorate Office, Oasis Shopping Centre, Palmerston. Top End Native Plant Society 2016 Presidents Report In the Presidents report last year I emphasised the diverse and high level of expertise we have among members, along with the contribution members make to events including talks at monthly meetings or conducting field trips. Again this year I am delighted to acknowledge the skills and experience of members and their preparedness to share their knowledge, whether formally via a slide show or talk at a monthly meeting, or informally in one on one discussion. I especially wish to thank the Committee for their contributions over the past 12 months. A community group such as TENPS is driven by the Committee and members, and the character, energy and activities of the Society reflect the efforts of those that contribute. Top End Native Garden Openings, alias TENGO, has again been a significant undertaking by the Society this year. We held three open gardens, at Mark Kings in Millner, at the Rowley family property in Girraween and at Jenni Rislers property at Howard Springs. A big thankyou to the garden owners who put many hours of work into the presentation of their gardens. I also wish to acknowledge the contribution made by our TENGO subcommittee comprising Sarah Hirst, Ingrid Nadjarian and Lana Twyford. A big thank you for the many hours of effort put in by the subcommittee. For me, a highlight of all the events was the quality of the discussions with members of the public, reflecting the important opportunity that public events held by the Society provide to exchange views and ideas about growing plants. Events such as TENGO do afford an opportunity to promote native plants and fulfil an educational role, however, attendance was down on the previous season and the Committee have decided to replace TENGO with visits to members gardens. TENPS Field Trips & other events Saturday January 21st: An unburnt woodland ramble with Sarah Hirst. Meet at 1751 Leonino Road at 9.00am. BYO chair and umbrella! Saturday February 18th: Tabletop Track walk in Litchfield National Park -Walker Creek to Florence Falls.