Wild Plants of the Castlemaine District by Ern Perkins had just been made available online! The guide gives identification, locations, preferred habitats and history of hundreds of native and introduced plant species found in Castlemaine and surrounding areas. It can be found here: https://www.castlemaineflora.org.au
Chris Timewell from Connecting Country writes: ‘Ern’s passion for the understanding the intricacies of natural environment was matched by his passion for sharing his knowledge with others. A few months before his passing, he first launched this compendium of local plant species as a freely available resource via USB memory sticks. Ern had developed this guide based on information that he and others had collected and compiled over more than 40 years.’
For more information on the development of the guide and supporting organisations, see the Connecting Country site. FOBIF will soon have a permanent link to the site posted on its site.