WHERE ARE THE BIRDS? – THINK TREES, SHRUBS AND INSECTS
The role that insects and plants play in creating and maintaining Western Australia’s bird diversity is the subject of the next meeting of the Busselton Naturalists Club on Thursday November 14.
Emeritus Prof Jonathon Majer, former biology professor at Curtin University and now the Principal Entomologist of his own company BioMonitoring International Pty. Ltd. will explain how bird numbers and diversity and dependent on the plants in an area of bushland and the insects living on those plants.
Together with Harry Recher, another former biology professor, the insect populations on different trees and shrubs were investigated and assessed in relation to the bird populations using those different vegetation types.
The meeting will be held at the Busselton Senior Citizens Centre, 22 Peel Terrace, Busselton, commencing at 7.30pm.
The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge, although a gold coin donation is encouraged to help cover the Club’s cost of running the meeting.