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Mistletoe presentation and Newstead Landcare AGM – 21 November 2019

Posted on 18 November, 2019 by Frances

Newstead Landcare Group is very pleased to announce a presentation by Professor David Watson of Charles Sturt University, who will reveal the mysteries of mistletoes. This is an enigmatic group of plants. Lacking roots, depending on other plants for their survival and relying on animals for dispersal, they’ve inspired a range of beliefs throughout the world. Some people regard them as magical and endowed with special powers, others as destructive weeds that devalue native habitats. Professor Watson will talk about his two decades of research on these plants and share his emerging view of these plants as beautiful native wildflowers that support wildlife and boost

Wire-leaf Mistletoe – Amyema preissii (photo from Connecting Country archive)

The presentation will be followed by Newstead Landcare Group’s brief annual general meeting (AGM) with elections for President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Mistletoe presentation and Newstead Landcare AGM
When: 8.00 pm on Thursday 21 November 2019
Where: Newstead Community Centre, 9 Lyons St, Newstead VIC

All are welcome to attend and gold coin donations would be appreciated. David will also have copies of the newly released second edition of his book ‘Mistletoes of Southern Australia’ for sale.

There is no need to book for this event, please contact Frances Cincotta for further information on 03 5476 2691.

Buloke Mistletoe – Amyema linophylla (photo by Prof David Watson)

Eastern Spinebill on Box Mistletoe (photo by Prof David Watson)

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