Newsletters

The society’s past newsletters can be downloaded below.

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Newsletter No. 48 – November 2018
Spring Issue

Photo: colourful wildflowers on top of Mt Bakewell
Wildflowers on Mt Bakewell

Native bees in your garden?
A fungus called Lawyers Wig
Living with carpet pythons
The great cocky count
Tribute to Joy Fleay
Paruna bushwalk
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 47 – May 2018
Autumn Issue

Astroloma epacridis

Project updates
Georgiana Molloy revisited
Silence of the frogs
Drummond’s gum feature
Visit to WA herbarium
The Scarlet Percher
Kids have fun on the Avon
One man’s trash…
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 46 – November 2017
Spring Issue

Photo: water bird white faced heron
White faced heron

NRM Bioblitz is a huge success
The Moaning Frog – in your backyard ?
R.C.S project reports
– A new species found
– Water testing to restart
The delightful Pink Enamel Orchid
Birds of the Avon – The White Faced Heron
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 45 – May 2017
Autumn Issue

Photo: bird White cheeked honeyeater
White cheeked honeyeater

White Cheeked Honeyeater
Macro Photography
Darwinia thymoides
York Herbarium returns home
Wambyn Nature Reserve
The Wheatbelt Frog
Avon River Floods!
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 44 – October 2016
Spring Issue

Photo:  red and green orchid Caladenia falcata,  fringed mantis orchid
Caladenia falcata – fringed mantis orchid

Obsessed by Orchids
The Fringed Mantis Orchid
The Western Banjo Frog
Society Activity Update
White Punk Fungi
…and lots more!

Gwambygine Pool
What’s out in York?
A short history of the Water Rat
What’s happening with Woylies in WA?
Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2015
WA Threatened Species Forum
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 42 – June 2015
Winter Issue

Photo: glowing green fungi, ghost fungi
Ghost fungi

CARE meeting
Badgin Creek
What’s out in York?
Ghost Fungi
Feral Cat Research
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 41 – March 2015
Autumn Issue

Photo:  two colourful birds, rainbow bee eaters
Rainbow bee eaters

Mt Hardy
Water Rats breeding at Karakamia
What’s out in York?
Rainbow Bee Eaters
Bumper flower season for Marri
Healthy Soils, Healthy Rivers Program
Great Cocky Count
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 40 – December 2014
Summer Issue

Photo:  small reptile, thorny devil
Thorny devil at Needling Hills

In memory of Dr. Cicely Howell
Needling Hills
Water Rats Surveys
Bridal Creeper!
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 39 – September 2014
Spring Issue

Paperbarks at Dell Reserve

Dell Reserve
Paruna Sanctuary Bird Walks
Training the Avon River
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
Northam to Burlong Park Walk Trail
…and lots more!

Newsletter No. 38 – July 2014
Winter Issue

Rakali, water rat

A Farewell for Alison Clarke
Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary
The Water Rat Project
My 5 weeks in South Africa
Karakamia Sanctuary Chidlow
…and lots more!