Griffith University is home to some of south-east Queensland’s rarest native plants and Professor Catherine Pickering wants people to know about it.
This is just one reason why Professor Pickering has teamed up with Friends of the Library to hold annual Rare and Threatened Plant walks on Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus.
After the success of our 2015 event this year Friends of the Library hosted two Rare and Threatened Plant walks on Thursday 20 October and Tuesday 25 October. These intimate and informing mornings were lead by Griffith’s resident botanist, Professor Pickering who shared her expert knowledge and showcased a range of endangered plants growing around the campus.
"What we are trying to do is educate people about our stunning flora, and the threats that are putting these species at risk of extinction,” she said.
This year, we were pleased to welcome the Friends of the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens to the walk. For some of these passionate gardeners this was their first time visiting Griffith’s Gold Coast campus.
The walks culminated in a morning tea at Griffith’s Red Zone where Professor Pickering was able to share further information about her existing app Grows at Griffith, which helps identify native plants.
If you missed this year’s Rare and Threatened Plant Walk and can’t wait until 2017’s instalment, you’re welcome to take an interactive tour available year-round at the Gold Coast campus’s Red Zone in G40.