Wed 1 Oct 2014

5:30pm6:30pm

Museum of the Goldfields

An array of Prickly Pear plants in Western Australia

Presented by Kim Eckert, CEO Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group

Part of the WA Museum’s 2014 In the Wild West Lecture Series.

A number of groups are collaborating to control the cactus species Cylindropuntia in the Goldfield’s region.

Prickly pears (Opuntia stricta) were imported into Australia in the 19th century for use as a natural agricultural fence and in an attempt to establish a cochineal dye industry. However, the Prickly Pear has since become a problem in many places including Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie. Join Kim Eckert, CEO of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group as she discusses the region’s growing ‘prickly problem’, and how the community can assist.

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An array of Prickly Pear plants in Western Australia

Prickly pears (Opuntia stricta)

Image courtesy of Kim Eckert

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Kalgoorlie-Boulder Map

Address

17 Hannan Street,
Kalgoorlie,
Western Australia,
6430,
Australia

Phone
(08) 9021 8533

Western Australian Museum - Kalgoorlie-Boulder Map

By Bus
The Museum is located accessible with all three of the city's bus routes, visit the PTA website for timetables.

By Car
Parking is available onsite.