The Botany Group began excursions in 2014. They regularly go out in the field to identify plants. Members share a common interest in the science of native plants although some are also keen on other wildlife such as fungi, birds and butterflies.
The aim of this informal group is to learn more about the plants of the Fraser Coast region by hands-on activities and research.
Group members are motivated to solve botanical mysteries especially the location of unusual and rare native species.
Over the past 12 months, their work has been concentrated at Teddington Weir on Tinana Creek. The vegetation there is highly diverse and hosts a large number of interesting species.
The Botany Group is assisting university researchers to try and establish the distribution of the elusive vulnerable species Fontainea rostrata (Deep Creek fontainea).
With over 2000 plant species in the Fraser Coast region, there remain hundreds of other botanical questions to look into. Group members plan to make further visits to Teddington and other places to share and increase their botanical knowledge.
For more information, contact Tina Raveneau on (07) 4125 9710.