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June 23: ‘Galls, Burls and other Plant Oddities’ – Joan Heavey, NPA Botany Group

23 June 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

$5
Burl on Lophostemon Confertus (brush box)- Photo by Joan Heavey

Have you ever wondered how those unusual lumps and bumps that you may see on leaves,
stems, flower buds were formed? Or what produced those huge lumps or scribbly patterns
on the trunks of certain trees?

All will be answered by Joan Heavey, the next speaker at Noosa Parks Associations, Friday
Forum on June 23 rd.  Joan has been the convenor for the NPA Botany Group for the past 10
years. She has always had an interest in botany but became serious about it 20 years ago
when she led a volunteer Bushcare group for about 16 years. Joan has an amazing broad
botanical knowledge which she loves to share. Come along to the Friday Forum to learn how
galls, burls and other oddities are formed, why they occur and the type of plants that are
most susceptible.

Beesonia ferrugineus (Scale insect) on Melaleuca quinquenervia (broad-leaved paperbark)- Photo by Joan Heavey
Beesonia ferrugineus (Scale insect) on Melaleuca quinquenervia (broad-leaved paperbark)- Photo by Joan Heavey

 

Everyone is welcome at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. The
forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by “tap &
go” at the door which includes morning tea/coffee.

Join the bird observers at 8.30 am in the carpark for interpretive birding.

Details

Date:
23 June 2023
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$5
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Organiser

Di Shun-Wah

Venue

Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre
5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,
Noosaville, QLD 4566 Australia
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Phone
(0)7 5474 2486
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