Roger Farrow ‘Recovery of native vegetation from the recent catastrophic fires: a “remarkable” phenomenon or a natural response. The Nerriga experience.’

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Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

For many years Roger has studied the sandstone flora of Moreton National Park along the Nerriga Road with members of ANPS.  After the park was entirely burnt by the 2019-2020 fires, a unique opportunity arose to examine the regeneration of the vegetation, as there was great concern that some species could have been lost.

Roger is happy to sign copies of his books after the talk.


Roger Farrow is a retired entomologist from CSIRO with a life-long passion for the natural history of insects and their interactions with plants.  After retiring he joined the Native Plant Society to improve his knowledge of Australia’s flora and subsequently led members on field trips to different parts of the country as well as on walks in the local area.  Observing insects always took place on these trips and this culminated in his guide to the Insects of South-eastern Australia, published in 2016 by CSIRO, and winner of the Whitley Book Award for best illustrated guide.  In 2018 he persuaded local orchid experts Jean Egan and Tony Wood to produce a field guide to the orchids of the Southern Tablelands (2020) that he co-authored with Tobias Hayashi (self-published in 2020) that has already nearly sold out. The interactions between insects and flowers have always been a passion, especially those involving the lesser-known pollinators among the beetles and flies, and he has led walks in ANBG to show our guides the great diversity of pollinators in the Gardens. 

This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

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