Guest Author

Terry is an Orchid hunter in the true sense of the word, trekking and documenting all year…

Paracaleana nigrita (Flying Duck Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Paracaleana nigrita (Flying Duck Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham

A self taught citizen botanist and naturalist with a passion for WA orchid species documenting their locations throughout the year and researching this much loved genera while protecting area locations of the more vulnerable species. Terrys aim is to promote and educate awareness of the fragile habitats, geographic and environmental, while observing the beauty of our Orchids, Wildflowers and fauna with as little disturbance as possible.

Caladenia polychroma (Joseph's Spider Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Caladenia polychroma (Joseph’s Spider Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham

Passionate about our terrestrial Orchids and native flora for over 50 years, Terry loves to trek and document his finds. He likes to share and educate on Social media and often shows other enthusiasts specific species and habitats on request.

Caladenia melanema (Ballerina Orchid), South-west WA © Terry Dunham
Caladenia melanema (Ballerina Orchid), South-west WA © Terry Dunham

Terry grew up on a farm in WA’s Great Southern region where, from a young age he has been learning about the local wildflower species. He remembers heading out with his father and grandfather to look for orchids as early as 8 years old.

Caladenia lobata (Butterfly Spider Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Caladenia lobata (Butterfly Spider Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham

Terry is a walking encyclopaedia of wildflower knowledge, specialising in native orchids. He has helped guide scientists and researchers, as well as local and international botanists and documentary makers find rare and threatened species. He is currently studying the regeneration of the Stirling Ranges after the early 2020 fires.

Drakaea livida (Warty Hammer Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Drakaea livida (Warty Hammer Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham

“We were delighted to be able to spend time learning and exploring these beautiful endemic species with Terry.”

Paracaleana nigrita (Flying Duck Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham
Paracaleana nigrita (Flying Duck Orchid), Stirling Range National Park WA © Terry Dunham

Following selection of pages as contributor/author in Ausemade by Terry Dunham (more pages to come):

We will also be presenting some of Terry’s other great flora photographs… check back here as we add the pages…

Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia caleyi (Red Lantern Banksia / Caley's Banksia), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Banksia caleyi (Red Lantern Banksia / Caley’s Banksia), Great Southern Region WA © Terry Dunham
Amazing Western Australia © Terry Dunham
Amazing Western Australia © Terry Dunham

Blogs:

Banksias of the Great Southern Region
Banksias of the Great Southern Region

You can also do a search using “terry dunham” for a comprehensive list).


Guest AuthorsAndrew Turner Cassidy Taylor Da Qua David Rennie Deb Taylor Dianne Bickers Dorothy L Gary Taylor Hongming Kan Jean and Fred Hort JeLa D Ken Walker Koh Lin Marc Newman Marianne Broug Mark Hanlon Michael Doe Michael Jefferies Phil Warburton Stefan Jones Terry Dunham Toni Ryland Tony Earles