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#15 Xerochrysum – Everlasting, Paper daisy

November, 2017 Update… I have just submitted my drawing of Xerochrysum papillosum for the Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA) Worldwide Botanical Art Exhibition to be held in Canberra in May 2018. This exhibition will feature the native plants of … Continue reading

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#13 Pelargonium australe – Southern Storksbill

This pretty, wild geranium grows over much of southern Australia. It is a low-growing, spreading perrenial herb with a fleshy taproot. According to my “Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants” Vol 7, Aborigines once used the root of this species as a … Continue reading

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A plug for FOMI Exhibition

Maatsuyker Exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare Inc. invites all to visit their temporary exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. The exhibition, open until mid-March 2016, showcases urgent works being undertaken … Continue reading

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#12 Correa backhouseana – the Coastal Correa

Two Correa species have been recorded on Maatsuyker Island – C. lawrenceana and C. backhouseana. In family Rutaceae, the genus Correa is named after the Portuguese botanist known as Abbé Correa.  Both species were first described by English botanist Sir … Continue reading

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Other birds

Native birds have been very much on my mind over summer here in the Blue Mountains.  For several weeks, a pair of lyre birds drove me crazy digging up my precious dendrobiums, scattering mulch the length of the driveway, exposing … Continue reading

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A Picture A Day

Recently as 2015 draws to a close, I have been reading about “one-a-day-projects” which seem like a great idea to keep creativity alive and well. Then I remembered that during my stay on Maatsuyker Island, I took a photo from … Continue reading

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#11 Eucalyptus nitida – The Lightkeepers Tree

Eucalyptus nitida, in family Myrtaceae; common name Smithton Peppermint. “Nitida” is Latin meaning shining or bright, referring to the glossy foliage. The Atlas of Living Australia shows some recordings in NSW and Victoria but most references I can find indicate … Continue reading

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