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What plant is that? Presented by Di Clark

Saturday 3rd November  2018 at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens  (on the highway, 5km south of Batemans Bay) commencing at 10.30 am.

Have you ever been out for a walk and found an interesting plant that you would like to have identified? Well help is at hand !                                                                                                                                    There are now apps available that enable you to download a photograph of the plant and submit it to a group called Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness or to the Atlas of Life Budawang Coast.

These two apps cover different regions. From across the border into Victoria up to Moruya for the Coastal Wilderness and North of Moruya almost up to Kiama for the Budawang group.

For this meeting I would like to show you how these apps work and share some examples of plants that other people have submitted. I will briefly explain the history of these apps, and look at how we could all be contributors to the understanding and documenting of our region’s biodiversity. Citizen Science at play.

Recently I submitted a sighting of Elaeodendron australe and had a notification the next day confirming my sighting as Elaeodendron australe var. australe (Red Olive Plum)

There is a wealth of information to be found with these apps and great possibilities for documenting our plant trips and walks.

Following this presentation, Di will show us around the developing ‘Bush Tucker’ walk.

There might also be time for some discussion on the recent FJC Rogers Seminar held in Horsham Victoria, which a few members attended.

The seminar featured plants in the Goodeniaceae family, focussing on the horticultural potential of many small plants, including Scaevola, Dampiera and Lechenaultia.

As always, members are advised to bring morning tea and lunch, or alternatively, purchase from the Chefs Cap Cafe.    

Wear sensible clothing and shoes suitable for the planned outdoor activities, and, a sunhat might be a wise inclusion to encourage fine weather on the day.  Not that we are complaining about the recent spell

As always, members are advised to bring morning tea and lunch, or alternatively, purchase from the Chefs Cap Cafe, and a have chair in the car just in case attendance numbers exceed the available garden seating.                                                                

Wear sensible clothing and shoes suitable for the planned outdoor activities, and as Spring is in the air, a sunhat might be a wise inclusion.                                                                                               

Note also that dogs are not permitted at APS activities.


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