The Wildflower Society of Western Australia will host the 2019 Blooming Biodiversity Conference in Albany from 29 September to 4 October.
The program of speakers and excursions have been designed around the conference theme: Know, Grow, Conserve and Enjoy our Western Australian Wildflowers.
Among the speakers are author and botanist Alex George, conservationist and author Malcolm French, former Curator of Palaeontology at the WA Museum Ken McNamara, historian Malcolm Traill and horticulturalist Amanda Shade.
Highlights will be the A J Swaby address by Professor Stephen Hopper and in-conference excursions to Stirling Range and Porongurup National Parks, Greens Pool and the Banksia Farm in Mt Barker to experience South Western Australian flora in its natural setting.
Pre- and post-conference tours will explore the wider South West and Great Southern regions. Beginning or ending in Albany, these optional tours include Western Australia’s Wheatbelt and Inland Southern Heaths, the Kwongan heathlands and Darling Scarp forest, the Southern Mallee shrublands and heaths of the southern coast, and the south-west jarrah, karri, tingle, wandoo and tuart forests.
Full information and registration details can be found on the Conference website at: www.bloomingbiodiversity.com.au