Wildlife and Native Plants Study Group

The Wildlife and Native Plants Study Group was formed to study the interaction of Australian wildlife and Australian flora. The Study Group was initially named the 'Birds and Native Plants Study Group' and it is believed that the name was changed with Newsletter 22 to recognise the boarder scope of the Group (sadly, issue 22 is currently unavailable). Although now closed, the Group produced many informative newsletters, most of which can be downloaded from the links below.

Topics covered in the Group's newsletters were wide ranging and included:

  • Birds, frogs, reptiles, marsupials, insects, native fish
  • Specific plant species eg. Banksia, Eucalyptus, Acacia
  • Specific plant associations and communities eg. woodlands, grasslands
  • Attraction to native gardens by Australian fauna
  • Nestboxes
  • Habitat protection and conservation
  • Regeneration and revegetation
  • Seed collection, potting methods and plant propagation
  • Research and development
  • Education- identification or management of species
Green and Gold Bell Frog    Purple-crowned Lorikeet on Thryptomene
Left: Green and Gold Bell Frog (Litoria aurea). Right: Purple-crowned Lorikeet on Thryptomene sp.
Photos: Left: Grant (Tnarg 12345) - Photo from Wikimedia Commons and reproduced under
the GNU Free Documentation License; Right: Brian Walters


The following newsletters are available for downloading. The missing issue will be added here if it can be located.

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