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Field Trips

One day mid - conference field trips (Thursday 30 September 2010)

Trip 1 - No more seats available- North eastern woodlands, shrublands and kwongan heathlands including:

  • Chittering Valley wandoo and york gum communities,
  • Mogumber, claypans, banksia woodland threatened ecological communities and dieback affected areas
  • Moore River National Park and diverse coastal kwongan heath communities.

Field trip leaders: Helena Mills and Greg Keighery

Trip 2 - No more seats available - Swan Coastal Plain wetlands and woodlands restoration programs including:

  • Paganoni swamp , one of the most significant conservation reserves in the metropolitan region south of the Swan River
  • Lowlands – Private property, the only intact fringing vegetation left along the Serpentine River.
  • Restoration of the Threatened Ecological Community (marri over grass trees) at the Burnside Nature Reserve near Dwellingup
  • max' 30 participants

Field trip leader: Kate Brown

Trip 3 - South to post-mining forest restoration and Darling Range woodlands, shrublands and heathlands including:

  • The Darling Range northern jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest communities
  • Alcoas' Huntly Mine - the largest bauxite mine in the world - where you will view active mining operations, and Alcoas' ecological restoration in the jarrah forest.
  • The diverse woodlands, shrublands, heathlands and wetlands of the Darling Range Wandoo National Park

Field trip leader: David Coates

Costs for mid-conference one day field trip:

ANPC Member: $60 Non Member: $70 F/T Student/Unwaged: $60
(Costs include GST, transport, morning and afternoon tea and lunch)

Three day post - conference field trip (Saturday 2 to Monday 4 October 2010)

Due to low demand this field trip has been cancelled

We will be running a three-day post-conference tour through forests and the western edge of the wheatbelt, early in the very impressive south-western flowering season. Highlights on the first day will include granite outcrop plants, including the rare Eucalyptus caesia flowering in the wild, the woodlands, and heaths of Dryandra and an evening viewing native threatened mammals at Barna Mia animal sanctuary. Highlights on the second day will include restoration plantings near Cranbrook, a drive and walk in the Stirling Ranges and the large granite domes of the Porongurups. Highlights on the third day will include the tree top walk through tingle forest, the magnificent karri forest, a close encounter with the south-western endemic Albany pitcher plant, and a late afternoon visit to the thrombolites at Lake Clifton.

Field trip leaders: David Coates and Grant Wardell-Johnson

Costs for post-conference field trip:

In shared accomodation: $600; In single accomodation: $700 (Costs include GST, transport, accommodation, meals and entrance fees)