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Eucalypts of the Birrarung walk with Rod Fensham

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Join the Yarra River Keeper Association for a special event to celebrate National Eucalypt Day! Rod Fensham, a renowned expert in ecology, will lead us through a fascinating session on Eucalyptus species found along the Yarra, Birrarung. Through his expertise, we will delve into the unique characteristics of various Eucalyptus species, their ecological significance and their contribution to the Yarra, Birrarung ecosystem. Following the enlightening walk and identification session, we invite you to join us for afternoon tea and an engaging discussion. No prior botanical experience is required and this event is open to all. 

About Professor Rod Fensham: Rod is an Australian botanist based in Queensland (UQ and Herbarium), who led research on the national action plan for Australian eucalypts, identifying those (including Corymbia and Angophora) most at risk of extinction in order to inform the conservation planning needs of this most iconic plant group. Working with relevant experts and data, this plan was able to inform IUCN Red List and EPBC Act list assessment. He is the author of ACE Guide to Eucalypts Brisbane and is currently preparing the Melbourne version with colleagues from Latrobe University. 

*Tickets are $15 or pay what you can. Numbers are strictly capped so book quickly to secure a spot! 

*Meet at the Pound Bend Public Toilet block 


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