Avoiding the spread of Dieback

Avoiding the spread of Dieback

Dieback (Phytophthora dieback) is a disease that presents a very real threat to our native species. A fungus that exists in mud and soil, it affects more than 40 per cent of native plant species and has the ability to forever alter some of our bushland by killing off...
Origins of the Herbarium

Origins of the Herbarium

The West Australian Herbarium initiated a Regional Herbaria Programme in 1997, and the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show Committee were invited to participate.   It set out with the lofty aim of collecting every flowering plant in the Shire of Ravensthorpe. As the shire...
The Amazing Place In Which We Live

The Amazing Place In Which We Live

Andy Chapman is a zoologist living on the edge of the Fitzgerald River National Park, near Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun. The following text is a copy of a brief address, one of several, given at the official opening of Julia Bell’s Eremia Camel Treks on 20 April 2008....