I developed a love of Australian fauna and flora whilst living in Kalgoorlie, WA. This interest grew when we moved to Melbourne and chose to live in Beaumaris 46 years ago, when (from a plane), you couldn’t see the roofs of houses for the abundance of trees. My knowledge and appreciation was further enriched by my 18 years service as a volunteer guide at Healesville Sanctuary. I am a Friend of Ricketts Point and have contributed to the Community Nursery in past years. The conservation of Australian plants and animals is my passion.