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The Iconic Banksia -a workshop

Would you believe that there is so much more to Banksias than just Snugglepot, Cuddlepie and the Big Bad Banksia Men? Banksias are icons of the Australian bush and have a very ancient history. Australian plant enthusiasts are frequently excited…

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Spiky Plant

Datura Ferox

In April we were sent to collect samples of a foreign invader not seen previously in the area. Growing outside the eastern boundary on land soon to be smothered with houses, alongside a patch of dock, stood two handsome and…

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Update

The Herbarium Collectors continue quietly and steadily on. The collection now numbers 727 genera and species. Our superbly talented and dedicated photographer Dan Linsten is no longer able to come out into the field, but he'll continue to organise the…

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Digital Editing

At our December 2015 meeting, Alex Smart gave us a lesson on the process of digitally editing photographic images. His subject was ‘Wildflowers’, painted by Celia Rosser in 1963 from flowers collected with Brenda Murray at Marlo, East Gippsland. The…

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