Lechenaultia Macrantha - Photo By David King
Lechenaultia macrantha - photo by David King

WA Wildflowers talk

It was almost a full house last Sunday when John Thompson presented his talk on Western Australian wildflowers. Many attendees are looking forward to a 3 week trip with the Friends in late August and early September this year, but many more came along as well to learn a thing or two, as well as ooh and aah over the amazing array of plants that you can find in the south-western region. These included various species of verticordias, dampieras, darwinias, melaleucas, mulla mullas (Ptilotus sp.), banksias, petrophiles, isopogons and stylidiums, which John is very partial to. 

John, in his usual entertaining style, also covered some of the history of south-west Western Australia including the areas that were first surveyed by the European explorers and the network of timber lines that supplied the mines in Kalgoorlie.

After the talk, everyone enjoyed catching up with old friends over a cuppa and cake.