Tarin Rock, located in the Shire of Dumbleyung between Kukerin and Lake Grace, is the site focus for Jolanda. Residing in Perth, Jolanda volunteers her time and shares her wealth of knowledge liberally. Travelling between Perth and Tarin Rock Nature Reserve each month, she researches the rich flora biodiversity on the reserve, which has over 500 plant species recorded.
The flowering plants are checked against Florabase, the database from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). There is a clear plan to increase relevant data from the nature reserve.
“Plants do not only bloom in spring!” Jolanda says, reporting that on her last visit to the reserve (last week), she found at least 25 flowering plants, saw Jan’s Banded Snake, a Wheatbelt Spotted Sand Dragon and a Rainbow Bee-eater.
Assistance for this project is encouraged, either with field work, plant identification, photos or monetary donations towards travel and field work expenditure.
Fellow flora enthusiasts and interested parties are encouraged to contact Jolanda on mobile 0439 978 550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured below L-R: Photo of Astroloma serratifolia and Banksia sphaerocarpa var. caesia.