Meetings

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Meetings of members are held twice a year. A General Meeting is held in summer, and the Annual General Meeting is held during winter. There is generally a speaker of note as well as updates on weeding, guided walks, consultation with the City of Stirling, and special projects such as the website and Facebook.

Members are advised of details of the meetings in our ‘members only’ email newsletter.

Any interested person can attend to meet members and listen to the speaker. However, only members can vote at general meetings. Members are reminded that a family concession membership is entitled to only two votes.

Our next General Meeting will be the held 23 February 2020, at the Henderson Centre in North Beach.  We will begin at 3.00 with afternoon tea following the speaker.  As is usual we will jointly host the meeting with the Friends of Star Swamp Bushland.

This year’s Summer Guest Speaker  promises to be a treat. The topic is Native Land Snails of WA, with native snail enthusiasts Andrew Cummings and Ben Schneider, who travel the length and breadth of WA in search of new and interesting native snails.  They will be sharing some of their vast knowledge and passion for this topic, including snails found in Trigg and Star Swamp Bushlands.

Please come along, bring friends, and enjoy a unique insight into this specialist topic, to be followed by afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome to come along to this free event – you do not need to be a member to attend.

Andrew Cummings and Ben Schneider are members of the WA Naturalists’ Club, and more information on their research can be found on that website –  here.

Information from previous speakers can often be found on our website.

  • In February 2017 noted botanist Bronwen Keighery spoke about ‘New Environmental Discoveries in Bush Forever Site 308‘, the exciting extension of the Callitris preissii Threatened Ecological Community – learn more about this here.
  • In 2016 Dr Mark Brundrett spoke about his extensive trials in Restoring Banksia Woodlands, a topic dear to our hearts with Banksia woodlands in both Trigg Bushland and Star Swamp in threatened conditions. Mark is leading a Department of Parks and Wildlife project on investigating ways of restoring these woodlands in the Jandakot area, and details of this work will be on our website soon.
  • In 2015, Dr Mark Cowan from the Department of Parks and Wildlife spoke about his ongoing fauna trapping programme in Trigg Bushland. Results of Dr Cowan’s fauna surveys are on this website (link here) and also information about trapping methods (link here).
  • In 2011 Dr Vic Semeniuk explained the formation and global significance of the nested parabolic dunes of Trigg Bushland (link here).

Committee meetings are held regularly and are attended by office bearers as well as elected committee members where the ordinary business of the Friends of Trigg Bushland is discussed. Any financial member of the Friends of Trigg Bushland is welcome to attend a Committee meeting, although only office bearers and elected committee members can vote. The meeting is generally held at the home of one of the Committee members and is followed by coffee and conversation. Please contact the Friends to get details of the next Committee meeting should you wish to attend.