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Mapping the world’s savanna and rainforest – a citizen science project

Would you be a modern-day cartographer, to help map the world’s vegetation? Understanding the distribution of the world’s savanna and rainforest is going to depend on the world’s citizens! Like you and me. Citizen science, i.e. science done with the … Continue reading

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Danses des plantes retreat 2015

Upon entering the rain forest we are surrounded by a world of leaves – each dancing the journey work of their spirit. This weekend, a few friends and I went on a rain forest retreat to the Lake Eacham in the Australian Wet Tropics, to … Continue reading

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A curtain of death

The Curtain Fig near Yungaburra is one of a number of icon trees of Far North Queensland. Like the Cathedral Fig, the curtain fig is an old indivudual of Ficus virens, and is possibly over 500 years old. Information board … Continue reading

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Paying respects at the cathedral

A information board on the cathedral fig All visitors to Far North Queensland should pay their respects to the cathedral fig. This magnificent tree is a cultural icon and is believed to be at least 500 years young. It is … Continue reading

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About the scales

It might be noticed that some of the images in this blog features a small black square while in others a ‘golden’ coin as a scale. It is strange that given my training the the field of science I have … Continue reading

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Learning the flora a plant at a time

Its wonderful to be back to a warm tropical plant after being in a cool temperate region. Being born in a tropical place, I am seeing many plants that I find familiar but also many much more, which I would … Continue reading

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Traditional plant use at East Trinity

I have a fervent interest in how humans have always used plants. While we don’t need to travel very far to see that (we can see it in our supermarkets every day), the way indigenous people use plants is in … Continue reading

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