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Royal Society of NSW News & Events

2022 Linnean Society of NSW Natural History Field Symposium

Kuring-gai Chase National Park sign “Natural History of the
Northeastern Sydney Basin”


Call for Presentations and
Early Registration

Dates: Wednesday/Thursday 16–17 November (oral presentations),
Friday 18 November (field trip) 
Venue: Hornsby RSL Club, 4 High Street, Hornsby (oral presentations),
Kuring-gai Chase National Park, West Head (field trip)
Registration:  Register by completing the form in the Circular.
Early-bird registration closes on 31 August
Entry: Registration and participation charges are listed in the First Circular
Circular: The First Circular is available from the Linnean Society website
All are welcome

Summary:  Over the past decade the Linnean Society of New South Wales has been active in organising field symposia highlighting aspects of natural history in the Port Macquarie area (2010), Royal National Park (2012), Jenolan Caves (2013), Belubula Valley (2015), Snowy Mountains (2017), the Warrumbungles (2018) and Blue Mountains National Park (2019). The focus of the 2022 field symposium will be on the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park north of Sydney and surrounding regions in the Northeastern Sydney Basin, bounded to the north by the Hunter River, the coastline to the east, Sydney Harbour to the south, and extending west as far as the Putty Road on the boundary of Yengo National Park. Much of the area lies within the distinctive lower Triassic Hawkesbury Sandstone outcrop with its spectacular geomorphology and characteristic floral communities, contrasting with those developed on the underlying lower Triassic Narrabeen Group and upper Permian rocks in the Hunter Valley. On the Central Coast large coastal lakes provide important freshwater and brackish water habitats.

Two days of scientific and general interest talks and presentations on current research into the geology and geodiversity, flora and fauna, and other aspects of the natural history of this extensive region will be followed by a day-long field trip exploring aspects of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Registration and further information: For further information about the logistics, registration arrangements and costs, and responding to the call for presentations, please consult the First Circular on the Linnean Society website.

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