Dr Daniela Scaccabarozzi presents strategies that orchids in South Western Australia employ for attracting insects that fascinatedly pollinate orchid flowers. She is a pollination biologist currently investigating the pollination strategy of the Queen of Sheba Orchid. Her presentation is followed by a film screening of the documentary ‘Search for the Queen of Sheba Orchid’.(duration approx. 1 hr).
The documentary movie is presented by The Field Journal & Sarasota Orchid Society. World-renowned orchid taxonomist and artist Stig Dalstrom and award-winning filmmaker and composer Darryl Saffer travel to Western Australia seeking unique plants and animals that inhabit this amazing land. They are especially interested in finding the rare and elusive Queen of Sheba Orchid. After the screening, Daniela will welcome any questions inherent to the topic.
Margaret River Library Thursday 9th September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Presentation repeated in Augusta
Augusta Council Chambers, Shire admin building, Allnutt Tce, Augusta Friday 10th September, 10am – 12pm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 9780 5600
The Tribute Tree is offering a free workshop for kids aged 5 to 12 on a new theme, “Desert Adventures”. Dr. Boyd Wykes, a zoological scientist who regularly treks across the Simpson Desert, will be talking about his experiences and observations of life in some of the most inhospitable places in Australia. Kids will then be invited to make some of the desert creatures discussed, using clay with artefacts gathered from the natural world to inspire them.
Where? The Hive 3/24 Auger Way West
When? Saturday 21st August, 1pm to 3pm.
Parents and care-givers are welcome, one adult per family to maximise the number of children who can attend. Drop and go is encouraged if your kids are comfortable with that.
The workshop is free, but donations are very welcome.
Bookings are essential. To book your place, contact Georgina on
The Tribute Tree will be running a free Marine workshop on 31 July from 1pm to 3:30pm at the Hive, 3/24 Auger Way West.
“Reefs and rockpools” is again both an educational and creative opportunity for kids between ages 5 and over to explore their imaginings around the ocean and its various habitats.
Ngari Capes Marine ranger Eden Baxter will be talking about the creatures that inhabit these environments and show kids a collection of sea creatures that have been washed ashore.
After the workshop, kids will be able to create their own rockpools and reef life using patterned art paper, coloured fabrics, marine natural and waste products, and adding their own drawings or writings into the pastiched panels.
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Please note: there is room for one adult/carer per family.
For more information or to book your place please contact email@example.com
Join PLWA online for a conversation with indigenous elder and activist, Aunty Di as she discusses her memoir, Daughter of the River Country – a compelling story about the power of love, survival and hope.
** The library is open to over 60’s on Wednesday mornings 10am – 12pm and open to all ages from 12 – 5.30pm.
Join us for a one hour jazz performance with old favourites like Frank Sinatra’s ‘Singing in the Rain’. Serge sings jazz classics beautifully and is a master of the saxophone so we are in for a treat. Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your seat. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 9780 5600
Thursday 17th June, 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Margaret River Library
Author Don Briggs offers a glimpse into the history of the WA timber trade including the periods of exploration, the settlement at King George Sound, the Swan River Colony, the forests of the South West and the people who made it happen. His research reveals lots of local places and names with lovely old images as well.
Don is the author of ‘Pioneers of the Western Australian Timber Industry’ and the biographical work ‘The Busettis of Cowaramup’. Both titles are in stock at the Margaret River and Augusta Libraries.
Please RSVP as space is limited. Email: email@example.com or Ph: 9780 5600
International jazz saxophonist and jazz educator Serge Le Goueff invites you to join him on his presentation “What is Jazz?” He brings to light the myths as well as the many truths that have contributed to shaping Jazz music over the past century. This lecture aims to bring clarity to how Jazz came to be. Through time, starting from the late 16th century all the way to today. It is an exploration of how different cultures (musically and geographically) have contributed to the making of the art form we know as Jazz today.
Thursday 20th May, 5.30 – 6.45pm
Seats are limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: 9780 5600
The Margaret River Library is an easily accessible venue.
This 3 hour illustration workshop is an interactive introductory course exploring children’s book art. Discover methods for designing characters, creative drawing systems and the step-by-step process in creating an illustration. Gabriel Evans also presents informative and entertaining insights into being a successful children’s picture book illustrator and author. Listed are covers of some of his latest publications.
Aimed at adults (any age over 17) This event is free but bookings are essential as space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com or Ph: 9780 5600