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Attention Seeking Wildflowers

Australia has many attention seeking wildflowers. Some are especially adapted to entice insects — other flowers attract birds and mammals. About 65–80% of flowers are pollinated by insects. Perfumed flowers are for insect attraction — almost 100 Australian orchid species can mimic the pheromone of a female insect, attracting the matching male to assist with […]

Australia’s Floral Emblems

Most nations of the world select a special flower, tree or fern as a floral emblem. South Africa has — the Protea, Japan — the Cherry Blossom, England — the Rose and New Zealand — the Silver Fern. The shape of the chosen plant must be identifiable enough to be stylised as a symbol for […]

Marine Plants – vital Australian habitats

The world’s oceans, where life began, have more than 25,000 species of seaweed. There are 1300 described species in Australia, but it is estimated that over 2000 species exist. Seaweeds belong to the Kingdom Protista. Plants living in the sea need sunlight to carry out photosynthesis, so live as close to the surface of the […]

Gum Trees – Australia’s fragrant national icon

As a nature photographer it is impossible not to develop a strong relationship with Australia’s eucalypts, they are after all the most dominant tree species on our landscape.  In pursuit of wildlife my quarry often have strong associations with these sometimes towering trees.  Tree mammals and birds in particular set up home in their hollows […]

Botanical Conservation

Australia has 5031 plant  species at risk — that’s about 25% of the world’s rare, endangered and threatened species. Alarmingly, 45.9% of the 4500 species in D’ Entrecasteaux National Park in south-west Australia are in this risk category. The adverse impact humans, feral animals and alien flora have on the native flora of Australia has been alarming. […]

Botanical Habitats of Australia

Above: Alpine heath in sprint flowering. South West National Park, Tasmania Australia’s distinctly unique flora creates great interest nationally and internationally. Our rich botanical heritage in all its floral finery is there for all to enjoy and explore. From the coast to the alps and into the vast red centre, a visit to National Parks […]

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