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Plant expert to visit Eyre Peninsula

News release
12 August 2014

One of the State’s most pre-eminent weed botanists will be visiting Eyre Peninsula at the end of July taking collections of our most rare and interesting plants and weeds along with running workshops for our keen environmentalists.

Chris Brodie, from the State Herbarium in Adelaide will visit Wudinna, Streaky Bay, Elliston, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Cleve, Cowell and Whyalla between the 21st and 25th of July and is encouraging local volunteers and plant enthusiasts to collect a weed or plant of interest for the workshops.

Senior Natural Resources Officer, Iggy Honan, is helping to organise the visit.

“The focus of this visit is to promote the herbarium and get some good specimens of plants and for the collection,” he said.

“Chris will be driving around Eyre Peninsula collecting plants along the way for the State’s Herbarium plant collection which is an important record of the flora we have in this area – some of which is not found anywhere else in the world,” Mr. Honan said.

Chris, also a specialist in weeds, will be collecting some of the region’s worst weeds, and any potential new weeds that could threaten our native plants and wildlife.

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