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Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club newsletter



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Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club newsletter


Newsletter, November 2016

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Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club November 2016 6 Barb Gilfedder Owen Springs Trip Bird and insect lists Bob Read Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Magpie Lark Striated Pardalote Black-faced Woodswallow Rainbow Bee-eater Weebill Budgerigar Red-backed Kingfisher Western Gerygone Cockatiel Red-browed Pardalote White-plumed Honeyeater Crested Pigeon Rufous Songlark Willie Wagtail Galah Rufous Whistler Yellow-throated Miner Grey-crowned Babbler Southern Whiteface Zebra Finch Horsfields Bronze-cuckoo Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Orthoptera, not much Spur-throated Locust Common Urnisa Common Bandwing Lepidoptera, just the usual Lesser Wanderer Caper White Small Grass Yellow Landsdale Farm School Nursery - A place to see if you are visiting Perth, W.A. Joan Powling was in Alice Springs last month and is a Member of our club, although she lives Melbourne. She likes to visit the Centre and some of you may remember her giving a talk to ASFNC in 2012 (was it really that long ago?) about Freshwater Algae in the arid zone. After her recent visit here, she travelled to family and friends in Western Australia. She put together this great collage of the flowers she saw at Landsdale. As the weather was pretty cold and wet I didnt get out and about much but had a lovely day with a wildflower friend, Mary Gray, at the Landsdale Farm School http://www.landsdale-farm-school.com.au. Mary took me to meet Hazel Dempster, a retired horticulturalist and a very knowledgeable woman with amazing skills for propagating native plants. She volunteers two days a week in the native plant nursery attached to the farm. Mary, who is President of the Perth Urban Bushland Council http://www.bushlandperth.org.au/ volunteered at the Farm 30 years ago and the trees she planted then are now fully grown and giving wonderful shade. http://www.communitynews.com.au/wanner oo-times/news/wild-about-wa-flora/ Landsdale Farm School at 80 Landsdale Road, Landsdale in the northern suburbs of Perth, was developed for students with disabilities. The nursery, open on Thursdays and Saturdays, has unique WA flora not available elsewhere. Plants are propagated and trialled there for their suitability and versatility in gardens. For more pictures, visit http://www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/ or search The Wildflower Society of Western Australia on Facebook.