The continent of Australia has a unique depth of flora and fauna, not found
anywhere else in the world. As well as the natives, colonisation and
modernisation has brought many flora and fauna to Australia from around the
world, some of which have done too well and have reached plague proportion,
often threatening, if not having already wiped out various native species.
We bring for you here, resources and links that offer an insight into what
is Australia, as well as links to other sites offering information on the
of Marine Science
PMB 3, Townsville MC, TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
07 4753 4444 Fax: 07 4772 5852
Packed full of information, including the Flora
and Fauna Environs section with Field guide to the bush birds of Cape
Ferguson, as well as info on the marine and terrestrial national parks.
The Australian Institute of Marine Science is actually located within
the Bowling Green Bay National Park.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Department of the Environment and Heritage
Welcome! to the world of Australian plants, botany and horticulture! Follow the link to
of Australia. Some great information on Australian floral emblems. There site also has an Australian
plant common name database, that you can search.
PO Box 162, MONBULK VIC 3793
Ph: 03 9756 6394
Fax: 03 9756 6394
We provide the Australian gardener with information on Retail,
Wholesale and Mail Order Nurseries, along with a guide to gardening
services throughout Australia, including a comprehensive plant finding
index of plants that cause skin problems. Just follow the Index to
Threatened Species >
National Threatened Species Day is held on
September 7th each year. First held in 1996, to commemorate the
death of the last Tasmania Tiger in captivity in 1936 in Hobart,
National Threatened Species Day aims to encourage the community to
prevent further extinctions of Australias fauna and flora, and to
restore healthy numbers of endangered species and ecological communities
in the wild. September is also Biodiversity Month, a time when many
Australians celebrate our unique and valuable biodiversity with
activities to protect and conserve the environment.
There is also the annual
Families of Flowering Plants of Australia
of Flowering Plants of Australia: An Interactive Identification Guide (Revised
Edition) is an identification and information package for all of the plant
families, native and naturalised, in Australia. It enables the user to: quickly
and easily identify a plant to family level; learn about Australia's plant
families from text descriptions and notes; and view more than 1,500 full-colour
photographs or drawings of representative species.
The new browser in this version interface enables quick access to the rich
stores of information or to the identification key, using the latest
web-integrated Lucid Player.
Clubs of Australia Inc
PO Box 330, GOULBURN NSW 2580
Ph: 02 4822 0329
Fax: 02 4822 0215
(check address from site)
A non-profit organisation formed by Mrs Margaret Davis OBE in 1950. The
organisation provides services to its members particularly through its
journal Our Gardens and currently has a membership in excess of 581
affiliated clubs representing more than 36,000 individuals. Sections
include diary, journal, services, seasonal tips and more.
Wildflowers in the
Interpretive Education Centre
Ph: 08 9651 8010
An informative website to help
you find where the wildflowers are in the region north of Perth, Western
Australia. You can also visit the wildflower farm, see, smell
and touch. The farm is located 19 km north of Moora, roughly between Perth and
Geraldton on the Midlands road. The Farm has a restaurant and gift shop. The
shop show cases local product at marvellous prices. Entry and a comprehensive
tour of the Wildflower packing, drying and dying sheds is free.