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Cryptic Wonders


Sarah Lloyd OAM

Sarah Lloyd is a Tasmanian naturalist whose passion for nature began in early childhood with a love of birds. In 2008 Sarah initiated ‘A Sound Idea’, a project to monitor bush birds using digital sound recorders and numerous volunteers. Her interests have broadened in recent decades to include plants, fungi, invertebrates and bryophytes. In 2010 Sarah started exploring the little-known world of myxomycetes (also known as plasmodial or acellular slime moulds) in the forest that surrounds her home at Birralee in Northern Tasmania and in 2022 she published the fourth edition of her popular book ‘Where the Slime Mould Creeps’. In 2018 she was the recipient of the prestigious Australian Natural History Medallion that is awarded each year to the person judged to have made the most meritorious contribution to the understanding of Australian natural history. In 2019 she was awarded an OAM for services to the environment – and slime moulds.


Westbury Town Hall

Westbury Town Hall was built in 1933 and with its grand entrance, ticket box, hardwood floors, high ceilings, stage, and climate-controlled space the Westbury Town Hall is an ideal venue for presentations, conferences, and performances.

Westbury Town Hall,
26 Lyall Street, Westbury


Wheelchair accessible.

Eat and Drink

If you feel peckish, explore the local delights of Westbury’s cafes.

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