The weather may have been wet, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of budding botanists at the Rare Flora Conservation Workshop and Field Trip in the Moresby Range last week.
Hosted by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the event encouraged community action and improved ongoing flora conservation outcomes in the local area.
The workshop included an engaging information session on a range of flora conservation issues, followed by two breath-taking field trips – on account of this amazing wildflower season that we’re having – to the Moresby Range and Yerina Springs.
— Jessica Stingemore (@J_Stingemore) August 15, 2016
— Jessica Stingemore (@J_Stingemore) August 16, 2016
Department of Parks and Wildlife Conservation Officer Alanna Chant said she received great feedback from all of the participants.
“I think we all enjoyed learning from each other,” she said. “There’s a great amount of knowledge in our local community and events like this enable us to share that.”
NACC Biodiversity Program Coordinator Jessica Stingemore said NACC extends a special thanks to Rob Davis and Mike Hislop from the WA Herbarium for sharing their comprehensive flora knowledge and for compiling the excellent information notes, that will be useful for future explorations.
“Thanks also to Jenna Brooker and Robin Simkin for their support with planning the workshop,” she said.
Stayed tuned to NACC Notes for more information about the soon to be published Flora of the Moresby Range Conservation Park brochure.
This project is supported by the NACC Biodiversity Community Grants through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.