Western Australia is an enormous and diverse area with a diverse flora to match. The ancient soils and millennia of stable climate have allowed evolution to run wild. Today many genera of plants contain hundreds of species. Orchids in their thousands of species are, perhaps, the best known of the plants but other groups that are less familiar are equally fascinating. In addition to photographs of the plants, this presentation contains details of pollination strategies that are well documented but nevertheless remain hard to believe.
Ron was a professional photographer at Simon Fraser University for 36 years, mostly in the Biology Dept. He is past-president of the Native Plant Society of BC, and is a BMN member.