Evening Meetings

Meetings will usually be held on the Landcare Research building, which is at 231 Morrin Road, St Johns and by the third entrance into the old University campus along Morrin Road. Parking is available on the road outside.  The doors will be opened from 7.30 to 7.45 pm. Tea and coffee.  Visitors welcome.  Please bring along items for our display table; any interesting specimens you have found or photos.

 

Field Trips

KIT LIST FOR FIELD TRIPS

  • Boots or strong footwear
  • Raincoat or warm clothing, sun hat
  • Lunch, drink (or suitable snack)
  • Collecting gear if desired
  • Pencil and paper
  • Torch (working)
  • Insect repellent
  • Whistle
  • Map of area

Car-pooling:  If you wish to go on a field trip and want to travel with someone else, contact the leader of the field trip who will try and find someone to take you.

NOTE:  Events in this programme are liable to alteration without notice.  Please check with a committee member if you wish to confirm a topic or field trip.  In the event of doubtful weather conditions for field trips, contact the trip leader.

Updated information and any changes to events will be added to our Facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/390917968463847/

 

2020 Programme

FEBRUARY, Sunday 23th- 10.15 pm

Field trip: Kauri Point Centennial park.

Meet: at Entrance to Kauri Point Centennial Park on Onetaunga Road in small car park opposite the end of Ocean Drive road.

Leader: Alan Flynn, work phone: 909 5715.

FEBRUARY, Thursday 27th – 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting: To be held at Landcare Research, Tamaki Campus.  Bring along your ideas for next year’s programme. 

Formal meeting is followed by members’ photographs.

MARCH, Thursday 26th – 7.30 pm

Speaker from Plant Health and Environment Laboratory: “Responding to Fruit fly detections in 2019. A three for one deal.”

MARCH, Sunday 22nd- 10.30 pm

Field trip: Kepa Bush Reserve, Orakie.

Meet: in Colenso Road, off Kepa Road, near East Ridge Mall.

Come and see the Soldier Aphids and we may see the recently established green lacewings.

Bring lunch if you want a longer visit. 

Leader: Nicholas Martin, phone: 579 8632

JUNE Thursday 25th – 7.30 pm

Chris Green:  Darwin’s ant eradication campaign on Waikawa/Portland Island, Hawke’s Bay

JULY Thursday 23th – 6.30 pm

Annual Dinner: Masquerade theme Dinner – Venue: Tamaki Campus, Landcare Research Building.  Food ordered on the night.  This year a prize will be awarded to the best bug themed masquerade mask 

Organiser Grace Hall (work ph: 574 4107).

AUGUST Thursday 27nd – 7.30 pm

Quentin Paynter: Bugs that munch weeds for their lunch.  Weed Biocontrol: News from the frontline.  An update from Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research.

AUGUST Sunday 30nd 11:00am

Field trip: Kepa Bush Reserve, Orakei.

Meet: in Colenso Place, off Kepa Road, near East Ridge Mall. 

Leader: Alan Flynn ph: 909 5715

SEPTEMBER Thursday 24th – 7.30 pm

Samuel Brown: Curculionidae lover Samuel Brown will talk about ‘Weevils that I have never collected’ 

SEPTEMBER Saturday 26st– 10 00am

Field trip: Joint Trip with the AK Botanical Society.

Meet: Details to follow

Leader: TBA

OCTOBER Thursday 22th – 7.30 pm

Name “Bugs in Pubs”

See AK entomologists in their natural environment. Speakers to be confirmed.

Venue: A local Auckland pub – check our facebook for details closer to the date.

OCTOBER Sunday 18th – 11.00 am

Field trip: Karekare to Tunnel Point.

Meet: Karekare Beach carpark. (There is often limited parking space so car-pooling is advised). Bring lunch.

Leader: Robert Hoare ph: 574 4112

NOVEMBER Thursday 26th – 7.30 pm

Shaun Bennett: Responding to Fruit Fly detections in 2019. A three for one deal.

NOVEMBER Sunday 29th– Time: 11:00am

Field trip: Waitakere: Matuku Link Track ‘add on’ – is an easy walk down to water (no Kauri)

Meet: Access from Bethells Road

111 Bethells Road, Te Henga, West Auckland, Leaders: Grace Hall work ph: 574 4107 /John Sumich – https://matukulink.org.nz/about-us/

 

2021 Programme

 

FEBRUARY Thursday 25th – 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting: To be held at Landcare Research, Tamaki Campus.  Bring along your ideas for next year’s programme. 

Formal meeting is followed by members’ photographs. 

FEBRUARY Sunday 28th– 10.30 am

Field trip: Kauri Point Centennial Park.

Meet: at Entrance to Kauri Point Centennial Park at 95 Onetaunga Road in small car park opposite the end of Ocean Drive road.

Leader: Alan Flynn, work phone: 909 5715.

MARCH, Thursday 25th – 7.30 pm

Dave Marshall:  Decoding the Din: Songs, Sex, and Speciation in the Periodical Cicadas 

MARCH, Sunday 22nd– 10.30 pm

Field trip: Rangitoto Island, Waitematā Harbour

Meet: Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street

Ferry Departs AK City 9:15 AM Returns 4:30PM

(N:B departure times may be subject to change.)

Cost ~ $40 return

Leader: To be confirmed