Speaker: Georgie Custance “Monitoring Fryerstown Grevillea, a threatened species in our region”
Rescheduled from last October when floods prevented our speaker travelling here.
Learn how to look after this unique and rare plant found only in our backyard.
Georgie Custance, an ecologist from the Threatened Species Conservancy (TSC), will talk about a locally endemic plant, the Fryerstown Grevillea (Grevillea obtecta). Although locally common in small areas, it is not widespread and is subject to threats such as inappropriate fire management. Learn how to record and monitor this species using a threatened plant monitoring app. called ProofSafe on your smartphone or tablet.
By mapping locations of the Fryerstown Grevillea, the TSC will be able to assess the true status of this species and develop recovery actions to enable it to persist in the wild.
We encourage you to load the free phone app, ProofSafe, to your mobile phone or tablet before the meeting as Georgie will provide instructions on how to use it as part of her talk. For detailed instructions from the TSC on how to load and use ProofSafe, please refer to the page on the CFNC website here. Further information on the Fryerstown Grevillea project is also on our website here.
Our guest speaker will follow the usual ‘observations’ session when members and visitors can share recent interesting sightings with an option to show a photo or two. If you have photos for the meeting, please email JPEG file(s) to Euan Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Friday 10th February.