New edition of popular field guide showcases vegetation of Eyre Peninsula

A second edition of the popular field guide, “Native Vegetation of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia”, has been released in response to high demand from the community.

The guide, jointly produced by Greening Australia and the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board, provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse range of plant species, communities and environmental weeds that live on the Eyre Peninsula.

The 248-page book features colour photographs of each of the 303 native plant species described and covers 75 species of bushland weeds.

As well as detailed descriptions of individual species, the book describes the groups of plants found in an array of habitats including coastal dunes, cliffs, mangroves, wetlands, temperate forests and woodlands, mallee, shrublands and grasslands.

The publication serves as a handy guide for both those who already have a good understanding of the region’s plants and people who are just learning about them.

Co-author, Greening Australia’s James McGregor says, “This updated and expanded second edition will enable readers to better identify the bushland plants on their properties, or to help them select suitable plants for their gardens.”

“We were delighted with the demand for the first edition printed in 2010. It is fantastic to see so many people take an interest in the native plants and weeds on the Eyre Peninsula,” says co-author Todd Berkinshaw.

Native Vegetation of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia is available for $45 from the Port Lincoln office of NREP at 86 Tasman Terrace or by calling (08) 8688 3200.

The publication was produced with support from the Nature Foundation and BP Developments Australia.