Brisbane Branch News September 2021 with Jenny Thynne

We were honoured to have Jenny Thynne as guest speak-er for the September meeting. With 26 attendees in person and another 20 something on line, it was popular. Jenny is a local photographer from the south Brisbane suburb of Sunnybank.

She was a little nervous as it was her first ever public chat/presentation about her hobby. Jenny started her photography passion several years ago photographing a rescued Great Carpenter bee, hooked on the beauty of our native bees she upgraded her cameras and now captures the most beautiful, detailed pictures.

Jenny’s presentation showed incredible detail and many mind-numbing pictures of our nature’s beauty. Jenny likes to get in close and focus on the bees’ eyes. She has provided an exposé of bees going about their interactions with their environment: mating, stealing nectar from the base of flowers, pollen collecting, nest building, roosting on twigs. Jenny’s presentation also included her informative findings on what flowers attract what bees. Thank you, Jenny.

Following on from the success of Jenny’s presentation we are all excited about October’s presentation by another great in bee photography, Geoffrey Dutton. See the details of Geoffrey’s talk on page 10.The Brisbane Branch AGM will be held after the October meeting on 3rd October at Bulimba. We invited nominations by email and have received a nomination for most position by the due date. There are still committee members positions available, we welcome new blood onto the branch executive. Nominations can be taken form the AGM floor.

Peter Stone still has several paid ANBA-embroidered polo shirts which have not been collected, he will bring them to the October meeting

See you Sunday 3 Oct at 1 pm. All are welcome to attend in person. Free for members, $5 for non-members. VENUE: Bulimba Community Centre, 1 Barramul St, Bulimba, Brisbane. ANBA members can attend by Zoom, a link to join this meeting will be sent by email prior to the event.

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