I am passionate about knowing, growing, protecting and promoting the value and beauty of the flora and vegetation of Western Australian bushlands, especially the fabulous wildflowers and orchids. I love going out in the bush with a sense of wonder and anticipation in finding something new or interesting. I have a passion for photography and plants which has turned into a very popular series of “Colour Guides to Spring Wildflowers of WA” books.
I have lead wildflower walks in bushland in Murdoch, Leeming, Melville, Forrestdale, Gooseberry Hill and Gosnells that attracts many local residents. I have also lead wildflower walks and field trips in Hyden, Tenterden, Boxwood Hill, Busselton, Narrogin and Mt Lesuer.
I have been a member of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia since 1996 and served on the Murdoch Branch Committee between 2011 – 2015 as President and Vice-president. Between 2011 and 2014, I was also the State President of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia.
I was part of the team that produced the Murdoch Branch of the Wildflower Society's commemorative Book: ”Murdoch Branch – 25 years of passion” that documents the history of the Branch and was launched at a great event.
I have also been a member of the WA Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group since 1996.
I have a native garden in the Perth suburb of Winthrop that has more than 85 Western Australian native plants, which have either been bought as tubestock from Wildflower Society or Friends of Kings Park plant sales, won at Wildflower Society meetings as door prizes, obtained from rescue digs from big infrastructure projects such as roads and hospitals, or germinated from excess plant material, containing fruit, thrown out into the garden from my photographic and collection trips (under license).