Australian Plants Society (Victoria)

Promoting the Appreciation and Preservation of Australian Plants

The Acacia Project: Illustrating the Rare, Endangered and Unusual Acacias of the RBGM

Talking Online with Pam McDiarmid
Sun, 13 Dec 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Commonly known as Wattle, Acacia is the largest genus of vascular plants in Australia with almost all the known 1070 species occurring naturally on our continent. Our FRBGM Botanical Illustrators, the Whirlybirds, established The Acacia Project in 2019 to document and depict the most rare, endangered and unusual of these trees or shrubs. Twenty four artworks have now been produced by these talented artists and specimens collected to be donated to the National Herbarium of Victoria. Aptly on National Wattle Day, Pam McDiarmid, creator and manager of this highly valued project, will talk to us about the process that’s been involved in bringing this project to life and celebrate these fire-resistant shrubs that form the second most common forest after Eucalypts.
Members $5.00 Non-members $10.00
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Bookings close 11 December at 5pm

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